Simple Skills Save Lives!

Every year in the UK there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The survival rate from these in the UK is around 1 in every 10. In parts of the United States, Seattle in particular, the survival rates are far greater. This means that only around 3000 people will survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrestContinue reading “Simple Skills Save Lives!”

Simple Skills Save Lives! Lesson 2 – Defibrillators and the Recovery Position

Before reading this lesson you should have already worked through lesson 1 Public Access Defibrillators are popping up everywhere. You can find them on the side of public buildings such as restaurants, cinemas, and public houses; most town centres will now have one somewhere. The thing that puts people off using one or stopping toContinue reading “Simple Skills Save Lives! Lesson 2 – Defibrillators and the Recovery Position”

Simple Skills Save Lives! – Cardiac Arrest and CPR

Welcome to lesson one in our saving lives series. In this session you will learn what a cardiac arrest is; how to identify when someone has suffered from a cardiac arrest, and what to do. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you came across a person who has collapsed in the street?Continue reading “Simple Skills Save Lives! – Cardiac Arrest and CPR”