Video: How to use a defibrillator

We have made an online video to teach people how to save lives with a defibrillator

The film, ‘Shockingly easy’, features Paramedic Karen Walling showing what to do if you see someone suffer a cardiac arrest, including how to shock their heart to get it started again.

We have prepared a text transcript for the video for site visitors who are visually or hearing impaired.

The film was made in the Imperial War Museum, Kennington, where one of the 1,000 public-access defibrillators in London is kept.

People who work in places like museums and train stations are trained to use public-access defibrillators while an ambulance is on the way.

Cardiac arrest victims need treatment with a defibrillator as soon as possible to give them the best chance of survival.