Tough-Guy Vinnie Jones Teaches a CPR Lesson You’d Better Not Forget

Vinnie Jones demonstrates Hands-Only CPR for the British Heart FoundationYou may remember Vinnie Jones best from his days as a ‘hard-man’ footballer or from his tough-guy roles in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels‘ and ‘Snatch‘.

Recently Jones has taken on a new role to help the British Heart Foundation promote ‘Hands-only CPR’, and he’s using his typical tough-guy style in this demonstration video. Vinnie and his pals luckily had a special volunteer lying around for the demonstration.

The first important thing to do is call 999. Then check the person for responsiveness, and to see if they are breathing. Then lock your fingers together with knuckles facing out. Begin to press down on the patient’s chest approximately 5-6 cm (about 2 inches); push hard and fast, about two times a second. Vinnie and his ‘associates’ suggest you keep time to the beat of the BeeGees’ Stayin’ Alive.

According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 10 percent of the 30,000 people in the UK who suffer cardiac arrest survive long enough to leave hospital alive. By using a technique such as ‘Hands-only CPR’ it can double the a casualty’s chance of survival.

A shorter version of the video will be used on UK TV. Visit the BHF Hands Only CPR site for more information.

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