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.

D&A Education moving forward

Its been a busy few months here for us at D&A education. Our trainers have been out and about all over the Midlands and further afield. As you know D&A education offer a range of tailored cost-effective packages or one-off training sessions:

  • Emergency Treatment courses
  • Schools & Youth First Aid Awareness Training
  • Keeping all Safe
  • Common Health Conditions
  • After Care Courses

We provide hands-on experiences and opportunities that ensure whatever training course is delivered is both educational and memorable.

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Having been recommended to a Staffordshire based Marketing company called The Marketing People we couldn’t be more pleased with their help and support in developing our business. We would like to take this opportunity to thank David and the team for their fantastic work with the new brand, the new website and our fabulous new stationary. We really can’t recommend them enough.