News: College students learn to Restart a Heart

13 October, 2017
College students learn to Restart a Heart

 

Monday 16 October is national Restart a Heart Day and young people across the country will be learning how to perform life-saving CPR. Clinical trainers from local health and care provider City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCPCIC) will be at Wyke College in Hull all day to train over 500 students to restart a heart.

If you suffer a heart attack today in the UK, your chance of surviving is less than one in 10. In countries where CPR is more widely taught, such as Norway, it is as high as four in 10 and teaching members of the public how to initiate CPR before an ambulance survives is crucial.

25,000 children and young people across Yorkshire will be taking part in the event on Monday and Sandie Eddom, training officer at CHCP CIC is delighted that so many from Wyke College will be learning these vital skills.

“We’re really excited to be part of such a big campaign,” she said. “It’ll be brilliant to know that we’re giving more than 500 young people the skills to save a life and the importance of knowing CPR. I hope it will encourage others to sign up for training and give more people the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.”

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