Creating a Nation of Lifesavers
In the UK there are over 30,000 cardiac
arrests a year outside of hospital where the emergency medical
services attempt to resuscitate the victim.
However, our survival rate is dismal - less
than one in ten victims survive to be discharged from hospital –
and lags behind those of other developed nations.
There are a few simple steps that anyone witnessing a cardiac
arrest, or finding a victim, can take to help save their life:
calling 999, performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) , and
using a PAD (public access defibrillator) if one is available. But
people lack the skills, confidence and ability to step in and
We are determined to tackle this, by creating
a Nation of Lifesavers and improving survival rates for out of
hospital cardiac arrest. Ensuring that all young people are taught
CPR and PAD awareness at secondary school will be vital to
achieving this ambition.
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