Archive - Jul 2018 - Campaign Article

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July 18th

CPR Could Be Added to the UK National School Curriculum

LONDON--In a landmark move, the UK government has today revealed plans to add CPR to the national curriculum.

The historic announcement sees CPR and first aid added to the curriculum as part of wider Health Education classes. The move could transform survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrests, potentially saving thousands of lives.

Survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrests are shockingly low, with less than 1 in 10 surviving.

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, says evidence suggests “nearly 1 in 4 could survive if all young people are trained with life saving CPR skills.”

Research funded by the BHF found that people were nearly three times more likely to perform CPR if they had received training.

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