Medic fresher uses CPR revision to save neighbour’s life

And you thought your revision was stressful


A Medic fresher who had been revising CPR was put to the test when she saved her neighbour’s life. 

Jenny Grey was at home in South Wales earlier this month when she rescued a neighbour who had gone into cardiac inside his home.

Fast thinking Jenny, who has known John since she was three years old, instantly put her revision in to practice and carried out CPR perfectly to keep him alive for 20 minutes until the ambulance and an anaesthetist who lived near by arrived.

The paramedics who arrived said Jenny’s skills probably saved his life.

Jenny described how she was more frustrated than anything else as the instructions she was receiving was not to move him, but once she managed to explain that she could help she was then allowed to perform CPR.

And it was only a  few weeks after ordeal that the Medic was already back in Manchester for her exams, including the one that had helped saved John’s life in performing CPR.

She has also been to visit John since in hospital who is said to be slowly recovering after receiving a triple heart bypass.

John’s wife, Karen, has praised the work of the Jenny and that she couldn’t begin to thank her enough for her swift actions that helped save his life.

She said: “Throughout it all she was extremely calm and totally in control and you would never have known that she had only just learnt CPR as part of her medical training.”

Jenny has since given advice for those with any skills that can save someone’s life. She added: “What I’d say to anyone who has these skills is that you should help in every way you can.  It’s harder to do nothing than try your best.”

She also went on to suggest that anyone of any age should consider getting training in basic life support as they are easy courses to find and could make all the difference to someone’s life.

Fellow Medic Michael has been one of many fellow peers for praise Jenny as he told the Tab: “That is what I call effective revision. She has not only performed the procedure perfectly but she was able to remain calm and composed, undoubtedly helping to save his life. This is exactly what becoming a Medic is about and she is a credit to us all.”

Along with fellow students the head of the Manchester Medical School, Professor Tony Freemont, also praised Jenny and issued a statement saying: “Jennifer’s response to this situation shows the sorts of decisive and well executed actions that characterise Manchester medical students even in the early years of the course.”

“I’m pleased to hear John is doing well, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.”