CPR Superheroes!

Volunteers from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service joined forces to spread the life-saving message of CPR

CPR Superheroes!

For Restart a Heart Day this year the CPR superheroes were out in force!

Volunteers from GCU, the Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service took on the task of equipping pupils across 4 Glasgow primary schools. Pupils and volunteers alike donned their superhero costumes for the event.

“As restart a heart day falls in the Scottish school’s midterm break, I was looking for an idea to still include our schools in the programme in some way”, says Liz Simpson of GCU. “Inspired by the SALFS YouTube film about not needing to be a superhero to save a life – and Sandpiper Wildcat’s use of the Pink Dong song ‘Baby Shark’ I came up with the idea of CPR superhero day”.

There was no better way to do this than in collaboration with the multi-award winning Caledonian Club at Glasgow Caledonian University. This widening participation and community engagement initiative raises aspirations in young people and families, building key life skills and enhancing the school curriculum by providing unique learning opportunities.

“Nurse lecturers, nursing and paramedic students, along with SFRS and SAS staff (not to mention our very own superhero – Caledonian’s Captain Compressions) went along to the 4 schools to teach CPR to the pupils. Children aged from 4-11 came to school dressed as superheroes with their favourite soft toy to learn lifesaving skills”.

A super job by all involved!


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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