Useful Videos

Please enjoy this library of useful videos for you to browse and share, some of which were produced pre COVID-19. 


These videos are either our own or have been provided by kind permission from the manufacturer, or the trusted healthcare professionals that we work with. Every effort is made to keep these videos current and up-to-date and if new post COVID-19 versions become available, they will be updates here.


Which kind of mask?

There are so many different kinds of face coverings, that it can be hard to know which is most effective. The BBC's science editor David Shukman has examined the pros and cons of different mask designs.


[Source: BBC News February 2021]


Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Guidance

Dr Andy Lockey, Vice-President of Resuscitation Council UK, issues the latest guidance for what you should do if someone has an out of hospital cardiac arrest during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Over 30,000 people in the UK have a cardiac arrest out of hospital each year - if someone has one near you, they need you. Learn what to do in this video:


[Source: Resuscitation Council (UK) April/May 2020]


CPR Right NOW (Lifesaver)

Sudden cardiac arrests happen every day, many of them out of hospital. In the UK, just one in ten people survive. One day, you might witness someone collapse and stop breathing in your home or when you’re out in public – and you could be the only person there who can help them.


At time of publication more than 2 million people have used Lifesaver to learn CPR skills, how to use an AED to help someone in cardiac arrest, and what to do when someone is choking. Lifesaver is free and is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. You move your device up and down to the CPR. It’s a great way to learn the skills you need to save a life.


[Source: Resuscitation Council (UK) Feb 2021]


GP Resuscitation Refresher Training

Be a ‘Lockdown Lifesaver’ - urgent COVID-19 guidance for those who need to perform CPR in an out of hospital cardiac arrest situation...


In order to refresh Pre-COVID-19 2015 Basic Life Support skills with the current coronavirus situation, please have a look at this virtual reality video from the Resuscitation Council(UK) Please note: This video was produced pre-COVID-19.


It's interactive and requires Flash to play on desktop, so please click here for installation instructions, or download the mobile app from from rom Google Play or the App store.


Please also follow the links below to two documents which will help you if presented with a patient in sudden cardiac arrest:


Click here to download COVID Resuscitation (PDF) »

Click here to download COVID FAQs for GPs Surgeries (PDF) »



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How to put someone into the recovery position

This short information video courtesy of the Epilepsy Society is a step-by-step guide to putting someone in the recovery position.


The recovery position can help someone recover after a tonic clonic (convulsive) seizure. These steps should be followed once the shaking (convulsing) has stopped.



What is Diabetes? | Diabetes UK

There are two main types of diabetes, known as Type 1 and Type 2. Both types are lifelong health conditions.


There are 4.05 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 549,000 people who have the condition but don't know it. By kind permission, Diabetes UK have shared this short information video with us for you to find out more (8.5 minutes):




i-gel® from Intersurgical Ltd

This impressive i-gel® supraglottic airway device from Intersurgical Ltd in Berkshire is proving popular with customers.


By kind permission, they have shared this short information video with us for you to find out more (8.5 minutes).


i-gel® is a registered trademark of Intersurgical Ltd. For even more information, videos and downloads, please visit their website:



Emerade adrenaline auto-injector pens

Emerade is an adrenaline auto-injector used for the emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to foods, medicines or insect stings. It can also be used for exercise induced anaphylaxis. If you experience anaphylaxis, use your Emerade immediately.


Emerade is a Prescription only Medicine and is available in Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland and Germany.


For more information, please visit their website:



EpiPen® Demonstration Video

EpiPen® auto injectors are automatic injection devices containing adrenaline for allergic emergencies. The auto injectors should be used only by a person with a history or an acknowledged risk of an anaphylactic reaction. The auto injectors are indicated in the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs and other allergens as well as idiopathic or exercise induced anaphylaxis.

As EpiPen® auto injector is designed as emergency treatment only, the patient should be advised to always seek medical help immediately.


For more information, please visit their website:


British Heart Foundation Hands-only CPR

We still enjoy the Hard and Fast series of videos from the British Heart Foundations using Vinnie Jones, kids and even Lego. Their mantra is 'Hands only CPR: Never do nothing' and we whole heartedly agree.


For more information, please visit their website:



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