Creating a Nation of Lifesavers
Ashwicke Hall School is supporting the British Heart Foundation's campaign to create a nation of lifesavers by training students how to perform CPR.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is an emergency procedure in which a person presses up and down on the casualty’s chest (chest compressions) and gives them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life when they are in cardiac arrest.
CPR is a procedure that should only be used when someone is unconscious and not breathing – or not breathing normally.
Each student will participate in a 30 minute training session using a British Heart Foundation training kit to learn vital CPR skills and the three steps that could save a life:
- CALL 999 immediately
- PUSH hard and fast on the centre of the chest 30 times
- Give two RESCUE breaths.
Students will leave the session feeling empowered, knowing that their skills will help double the chances of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.