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 12 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 CPR ready.

We’re asking this as part of Scotland’s strategy for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) launched in 2015 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. This improvement programme 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.


2 days ago

Happy #pancakeday! We think it's flipping important to learn CPR and here's a simple recipe to help save a life:
1) Call 999
2) Start CPR
3) Use a defibrillator if available
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6 days ago

Welcome back to #DebunkFridays! A series where we examine portrayals of #CPR and #cardiacarrest in TV/film. Today, we’ll be looking at Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle where Professor Oberon performs CPR on Seaplane McDonough.

Check out the clip in the comments section below.

Professor Oberon may be an expert in cartography but his #CPR skills could use some work. When performing chest compressions, keep your arms straight and shoulders above your hands. Press down hard on the centre of the chest.
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6 days ago

We're so proud of the 1st Banchory Rainbows who learned lifesaving skills and how to keep people safe ❤️ Fantastic work Sandpiper Wildcat! ... See MoreSee Less

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