Teach First Aid In School
In the UK there are estimated to be 60,000 cardiac arrests out of hospital each year and of those the survival rate is thought to be as low as 10%.
It is believed that only 25% of the UK population know how to deal with a casualty that have suffered a cardiac arrest effectively. The high death rate will only come down if more onlookers are able to administer immediate CPR, so it is vital that it is taught at a young age that can continually be developed
Survival rates are poor by international standards. In Seattle in the United States, where many members of the public are trained in CPR, and Stavanger in Norway, where pupils learn CPR at school, survival rate from a shockable cardiac arrest that someone witnesses is 52%, as bystanders are far more likely to help and know what to do.
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