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Kiss of life Try the Vinnie Jones chest pump instead (to the beat of Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive, naturally) Mouth to mouth often ineffective while chest compressions are crucial, say heart experts It's an arresting sight – hard man Vinnie Jones captured on screen showing his caring side. The film clip starring the former footballer is being used to tell members of the public how best to resuscitate a cardiac arrest victim. Produced by the British Heart Foundation, it suggests giving someone the kiss of life could be a waste of time
Is the kiss of life actually dangerous British Heart Foundation say it may hinder patient's survival Public should concentrate on giving 'hard and fast' chest compressions to Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees Giving the kiss of life may actually hinder a patient’s survival, experts warn They say that mouth-to-mouth is often ineffective and gets in the way of the crucial chest compression’s need to keep the victim’s heart beating. And according to the British Heart Foundation, the sheer thought of having to blow into someone’s mouth puts many of us off from even attempting resuscitation