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Starting CPR saves lives... so let’s be ready

Save a life Scotland

Every year over 3,500 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately only around 1 in 20 people will survive. Starting CPR saves lives… so let’s be ready. We’re asking you to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be one of 500,000 people in Scotland getting trained in CPR.

We’re asking this as part of a new strategy for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) which aims to double survival rates across the country within five years. Reaching this level of performance would mean around 300 more lives being saved every year compared to recent years. Starting an improvement programme now could result in a total of 1,000 additional lives saved by 2020.

To achieve this bystander CPR is critical and so we aim to equip an additional 500,000 people with CPR skills by 2020. Increasing the incidence of bystander CPR is the cornerstone of improving outcomes because prompt bystander CPR can increase the likelihood of survival after OHCA by 2 or 3 times.

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2 days ago

We're so excited to be with Team Scotland today! We'll be LIVE on our Facebook page at 11am with special guests Aileen Campbell MSP and Ross Murdoch!

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3 days ago

We're in the starting blocks! 🏁

We will be LIVE from Team Scotland Camp tomorrow Tuesday 20th February for fantastic #CPR demonstrations - tune in!

We will be showing CPR to the many athletes and staff from #TeamScot2018 !

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