500,000 Ways to Save a Life

After 4 wonderful years of partnership working, we have reached our goal of equipping 500,000 people in Scotland with CPR skills!

500,000 Ways to Save a Life

In October 2015 we set out on a journey together as a partnership to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and help people living in Scotland get CPR ready. At the time, the target of reaching 500,000 seemed a long way off. However, with the hard work and dedication of the fantastic Save a Life for Scotland partnership we have surpassed this milestone over a year ahead of schedule, with our portal number now standing at 508,825.

This amazing achievement belongs to every person who helped spread the life-saving message of CPR across communities throughout Scotland and especially the 500,000 folks living in Scotland who took time to stop and learn. Working in partnership together really has saved lives.

However, today’s achievement is about more than numbers. Reaching our goal of 500,000 is not the end of what SALFS stands for with a new goal to continue and aim to reach 1 million people with CPR skills by 2025. Let’s keep the conversation going. Let’s continue to change Scotland’s culture around CPR one person at a time, because every life matters.

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2 days ago

We hope you've enjoyed our #DebunkFridays series! We're ending the series with a classic moment from #theoffice where the team learns #CPR with a focus on incorrect hand placement during chest compressions. It’s the opposite of a proper CPR learning session but it is very amusing nonetheless. Full clip: buff.ly/2zeVV2I

In this scene (see gif in comment section below), Michael is incorrectly performing CPR in the neck area. For proper chest compressions, the heel of one hand should be placed in the centre of the chest with the other hand on top. Interlock your fingers. Press down 5-6 cm at a rate of 100-120 compressions/min.
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5 days ago

Fantastic news! Amazing work by all involved ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Welcome back to #DebunkFridays! A series where we examine representations of #CPR and #cardiacarrest in TV/film. Today we’ll be looking at #Arrow and the incorrect placement of defibrillator pads on Oliver Green.

Check out the clip in the comments section below.

In this scene, you can see one of the pads is incorrectly placed on Oliver's stomach area. Check out the graphic for the correct placement of defibrillator pads. Did you know that PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) also known as AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) will have visual instructions to guide you on pad placement should you ever need to use one.
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