Jonathan Brown from Nottingham
addition to being in St John Ambulance I am also a first
aider at work for Morrisons.
On Saturday 13 March 2010, I was on my lunch break when I heard
a checkout operator shouting at somebody ‘Are you alright?’ I
saw another checkout operator who was on the floor by the
time I could reach them. There were no signs of breathing.
I asked the staff to call an ambulance and another first aider.
I commenced chest compressions and checked his
breathing which was now normal. I placed the casualty into
the recovery position and was joined by a second first aider, a
former volunteer of St John Ambulance.
We discovered the casualty had a history of
epilepsy. The casualty stopped breathing again and we
re-started CPR - breathing again returned after a few cycles.
He was still breathing but unconscious as the ambulance