How to use your Call Push Rescue (CPR) training kit

Call push rescue kit to learn how to do CPR

Teaching CPR with your Call Push Rescue training kit couldn’t be easier. Find out how to plan your training, prepare of the day, deliver training and celebrate your success.

Step 1: Planning your CPR training

Even before you receive your kit you can start to plan your CPR training sessions. There are some simple things you can do:

  • start talking to people about CPR training
  • decide on a date
  • find out exactly what the Call Push Rescue training covers.

Download our training guide

You don’t need to know CPR to run CPR training sessions. The easy-to-follow videos and kit contain everything you and your colleagues need to bring life saving skills to your community.

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, but so can life saving CPR training. Choose to run regular training sessions or tie in with an event like Restart a Heart Day

Step 2: Preparing for CPR training

I always blow up the dummies ahead of the session to make sure I make the most of the training time.

Chrissie Knight
Occupational Health Manager, St Austell Brewery

To run a Call Push Rescue training session you'll need:

  • something to play the training films on
  • speakers, so trainees can clearly hear the instructions
  • enough space for each trainee to kneel on the floor with a manikin in front of them
  • a sheet to note down how many life savers you’ve trained.

Once you’ve set a date and booked a room, we’ve got all the resources you need. Download posters, certificates, sign in sheets, letters and social media templates:

If you’ve got questions about the kit or need support with planning a session call the team on 0300 333 1333 or email [email protected] – we’ll do what we can to make your training a success.

Step 3: Delivering Call Push Rescue training

It’s the big day and all you have to do is:

  • put out a sign in sheet, kneeling mats and cleaning wipes
  • inflate and make sure the manikins are clean
  • cue up the DVD or online training videos
  • take photos and videos of the training with permission from participants
  • hand out certificates, CPR reminder cards and supporting resources.
If you’re tight on time, why not get trainees to help blow up the manikins or use the pump?

The DVD is so easy to use and does all the training for you. It makes training accessible to everyone. Don't feel overawed, once your trainees get the chance to do hands on practice, the session takes on a life of its own.

Karen Murell
Community Healthcare Teacher

Once you’ve completed your training you’ll need to clean the manikins. CPR manikin faces can be cleaned using the wipes provided. It’s also recommended that manikin airways are changed at the end of every CPR session. If your Call Push Rescue training kit looks like it needs replacement parts, you can buy these on Laerdal’s website.

Step 4: Celebrating CPR success

Along with communities, schools and workplaces across the country, your Call Push Rescue training is helping us reach our target to train 5 million in CPR by 2020.

Let everyone know what you’ve achieved:

  • be proud and shout it out loud on social media (why not tweet us @TheBHF)
  • keep the training fresh, put up our Steps to CPR poster
  • share our Call Push Rescue training quiz to see what trainees have learnt, and test their knowledge
  • email our How to do CPR webpage to anyone who needs a guide to refer to in future 
  • hold a celebration event for people trained and invite local media with this press release template
  • start planning your next session or a refresher course. 
Don’t let your Call Push Rescue training kit gather dust. Book in your next life saving session as soon as you can, look at other organisations in your community or let colleagues take it home to train friends and family.