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

Save a life Scotland

Every year about 3,200 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately only around 1 in 10 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.

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