Government proposal: CPR skills for school children


“Heeeeelp” someone screams!!!!

Would you know what to do if you see someone collapsed on the floor? If the person is breathing you may put him or her on the recovery position, but if the person is not breathing apart from calling for help, would you know how to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator?

According to Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation or BHF, “Less than one in 10 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, but evidence suggests nearly one in four could survive if all young people are trained with lifesaving CPR skills.”

The Education Secretary on the 3rd January 2019 highlighted the importance of every child to receive the opportunity to learn life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency, under plans for health education to be taught in every school.

We from D&A Education believes that this proposal could help to save people’s life. The numbers are impressive, according to BHF, there are 30.000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year. There are many people who don’t have the confidence or knowledge to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator. If school children start to have the opportunity to learn these skills, more lives could be safe in the future.

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