Creating a Nation of Lifesavers

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.

 

 

Ashwicke Hall School - Bath, UK

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