Thank you for 2018 - bring on 2019!

Every life matters

Thank you for 2018 – bring on 2019!

From shopping to sports centres, Commonwealth Games to the European Championships, schools to nurseries and Scottish Craft Butchers, This Morning TV appearances, MPs, MSPs and with the help of Carol Smilie, and The Proclaimers, together in 2018 we’ve taken the CPR message well over 500 miles linking communities across Scotland with one clear message, that everyone can help save a life.

It has been a year of such brilliant variety with more and more opportunities for people to get CPR ready but it only happens when people come together and take action.

To every one of you who has spoken about CPR with friends, family or strangers, keep talking, each conversation matters.

To those who have helped pave the way for people to learn CPR, opening doors to communities, schools and businesses, thank you and please keep opening the doors for us all to reach as many people as possible.

To those who continue to bring life saving skills to our young folks across Scotland in Primary and Secondary schools, giving their time and energy to enable them to have skills for life and pass these on those around them, keep on keeping on to inspire our young people to be our strongest ambassadors.

To those who work in Public Service, the third sector or volunteer in their communities to respond with the aim of saving and preserving life, your work is essential and valued and at the heart of supporting and inspiring others to do so too. You keep the CPR message at the heart of communities where it belongs.

Everyone reaching people in their own unique way but with an eye on the same prize, helping more and more people in Scotland learn CPR skills. Lives have been saved in 2018 and may our resolution be for more folks to have the chance of survival.

Each one of you helps send a strong message to communities that their lives matter. Here’s to spreading that message further and wider together in 2019.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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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