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.
RT @NHSTayside: Heartstart Discovery is continuing to run free two-hour training sessions in emergency life support for members of… https://t.co/0RPBskkbH0
RT @StAFirstAid: Monday 19th is the launch of Scottish First Aid Week 2018! 🚑🚑 We'll be holding free CPR demonstrations at The Forg… https://t.co/Z7w33eRmhV
RT @2nd_scouts: 2nd larkhall cubs learning hands on cpr and primary survey. Teaching the next generation life saving skills… https://t.co/BctAQbgTny
RT @StAFirstAid: Bring the kids and family down to The Forge Shopping Centre (Glasgow) this Monday (10am - 2pm) for free CPR demos -… https://t.co/bXwfZ6lkmJ