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Artificial Respiration (Instruction)

Volume 656: debated on Thursday 29 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Education if he will circularise local education authorities with a view to encouraging teachers to give instruction in mouth to mouth, mouth to nose and closed chest cardiac resuscitation.

No. Instruction in artificial respiration must be carried out by someone with knowledge and experience of the subject. This is particularly important where new techniques are involved, and it is not a matter for me to recommend any particular method. I am sure local education authorities will act on the best medical advice they can get.