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Chain of Survival

01 Dec 2020

What is the Chain of Survival? The Chain of Survival outlines a series of events that need happen quickly for someone to recover after having an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The traditional Chain of Survival includes early recognition and call for help, early CPR and defibrillation and post-resuscitation care. However, in Scotland’s strategy for OHCA, […]

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12 Oct 2020

Scotland, it’s a funny time. Everything Is different but everything is still the same. You still speak to your granny but you chat to her on Zoom. You still go to the shops but everyone’s in a mask. Do you know what else is the same but different? CPR.

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CPR Kid Researcher

22 Sep 2020

It’s the start of a new school year and although things might be a little bit different, CPR is just as important as ever. We already know that kids are the best teachers, so we’ve made some tools to help kids “pay it forward” and teach others their CPR skills.

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Champions Award Recipient – Heartstart Coordinator Sheenah Nelson

31 Jul 2020

Congratulations to Heartstart Coordinator, Sheenah Nelson for receiving the Rotary Champions Award in recognition of her dedication to teaching people emergency lifesaving skills and by campaigning to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes!

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Working in Partnership

08 Jun 2020

As we continue to navigate the waters of a pandemic, we increasingly recognise the importance of working in partnership and providing support to one another during these difficult times.

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06 Apr 2020

At the core of Save a Life for Scotland, we are a public health campaign that facilitates the work of a partnership with a common ambition to save lives and a firm belief that everyone has the power to help save lives in their own hands.

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CPR Superheroes!

03 Jan 2020

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

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2019 Rewind: A Year End Review

26 Dec 2019

What an incredible year 2019 has been!
Let’s rewind 2019 and look at some of the amazing accomplishments from this past year.

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And the Award Goes To…

11 Dec 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019, Save a Life for Scotland attended the Scottish Ambulance Service Awards where staff and volunteers across Scotland are celebrated for their commitment and support of the Ambulance Service’s mission to provide excellent patient care.

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500,000 Ways to Save a Life

16 Oct 2019

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.

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Killing the Stigma That’s Killing Women

08 Oct 2019

In Scotland, women make up 36% of all out of hospital cardiac arrests. This amounts to 1,200 women per year.

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Kilmarnock Pub Donate Life-Saving Defibs to Community

30 Jul 2019

Brass and Granite pub, Kilmarnock embarked on an ambitious programme in 2018 to donate life saving defibrillators to their local community.

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Don't be afraid to use a lifesaving defibrillator! Once switched on, the device will provide clear instructions and talk you through what you need to do. Learn more about defibrillation here: bit.ly/3nIdaAS ... See MoreSee Less

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