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Student nurse revives theatre goer in Bristol

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Kristian Keyte used his student nursing skills Kristian Keyte used his student nursing skills to revive a fellow theatre goer

An adult student nurse received a standing ovation at Bristol Hippodrome following the succesful resuscitation of a woman.

Kristian Keyte, a student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), resucitated Judith Mansfield while the audience was waiting for the show to start. He noticed that she was looking distressed and responded immediately when she had a seizure. He checked her airways and performed CPR and used the Hippodrome's defibrillator.

'This is just part of what we do being a nurse. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,' he said.

'I had to perform CPR for about two minutes and also needed to use the Hippodrome defibrillator which applied a shock and this brought back a pulse. Her breathing was still very slow so we used the ventilation bag to get her breathing again. The ambulance crew arrived within seven to eight minutes and by that time she was awake but disorientated. I stayed with her whilst the ambulance crew gave her oxygen and monitored her condition,' he added.

Sarah Green, the head of nursing and midwifery at UWE Bristol: 'The entire adult nursing team at UWE are thrilled to learn about Kristian's quick thinking and actions at the Hippodrome. The nursing education at UWE Bristol is highly rated and the staff work hard to ensure that students get plenty of opportunities to practice the many scenarios they will eventually encounter in the working world in our state-of-the-art simulated learning suites.'

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