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Vinnie Jones’ hard and fast Hands-only CPR

Posted by Tom Megginson | 4-01-2012 19:15 | Category: Health


British actor and retired footballer Vinnie Jones stars in this funny and informative film from the British Heart Foundation. Originally considered a bit of a “hard man” on the playing field, Jones cashed in his sporting reputation on the big screen playing thugs in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

In this short-film PSA, Jones and two shady-looking characters demonstrate the “hard and fast” version on hands only CPR (“no kissing!”) that might break a rib, but could save a life. The Bee Gees provide the soundtrack.

See it after the break.

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British Heart Foundation
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Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

It’s Grey London.

Posted by copyranter | 4-01-2012 20:16

Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

Thanks, Copyranter.

Posted by Tom Megginson | 4-01-2012 22:04

Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

Stayin’ Alive seems to be the perfect hands-only-CPR-song.
Check these two videos from last year from the American Heart Association:

I’m curious if there are other examples.

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 4-01-2012 23:02

Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

Not heart health, but…


Posted by Tom Megginson | 5-01-2012 04:43

Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

In a lot of first aid courses (eg Red Cross courses), they tell you to sing Stayin’ Alive while you do hands only CPR (in your head, not out loud!). Which I imagine explains why it’s used in multiple videos…

Posted by Nan | 5-01-2012 05:17

Comments about Vinnie Jones' hard and fast Hands-only CPR

@Nan Thanks. I didn’t know that.
Makes me curious if there are more campaigns with the song.

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 5-01-2012 22:59

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