Carol Smillie doing CPR

Brilliant Scottish initiative on CPR

" For every 60 seconds that passes before CPR is performed, the chance of survival falls by 10%"

BBC Scotland ran a great story on  how to help one one of our annual 3500 cardiac arrest victims.

“CPR can more than double the chances of survival following a cardiac arrest. The film was produced in partnership with Save a Life for Scotland.

Around 3,500 people are treated annually for a cardiac arrest and only 1 in 13 survive. For every 60 seconds that passes before CPR is performed, the chance of survival falls by 10%.” BBC Scotland News

Following Carol’s advice is a good start. We’d recommend two other things that can prepare you. 

  1. Going on ANY first aid course. We run the Basic Life Support and Use of a Defibrillator –  4 hours and the Emergency First Aid at Work – 6 hours that covers a broader range of basic first aid skills. 
  2.  Find out where your nearest defibrillator is. Our nearest one in Corpach is Kilmallie Community centre.  

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