Re-Start a Heart Event
Students took part in the national Re-Start a Heart Day on Monday 16th October.
Can I check if someone has a pulse? Tick
Do I know how to give CPR? Tick!
Can I save a life? Tick!
On Monday 16 October 2017, thousands of young people around the UK were given the opportunity to learn how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest with the support of The British Heart Foundation, St John's Ambulance, and The British Red Cross along with all regional ambulance services and fire and rescue services from across the country. The aim was to train more than 150,000 young people how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on that day. Currently in the UK, less than one in ten people (8.6%) survive a cardiac arrest. We want to work with you to change this; if we achieved the same survival rates (25%) as found in parts of Norway where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week – the equivalent of approximately 5,000 every year.