What is CPR?

You never know when you might need to perform CPR. It could be for someone at work, in your community, or in your own home. And so it’s vital to know exactly what to do, and be confident in doing it.

This can be easily learnt by everyone, and we can help you do it. Every step of the way.

 

What is CPR?

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) involves pressing hard and fast on the centre of the person’s chest and providing rescue breaths to help save their life. It is a simple, easily learned emergency procedure used when someone’s breathing and heartbeat stop suddenly (cardiac arrest).

 

You can triple their chance of survival.

 

When a person suffers a cardiac arrest and they don’t receive prompt CPR their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that nothing is done. If you are a bystander when this happens and are willing to do something you could make a difference as early CPR can double if not triple their chance of survival.

 

You can learn CPR, everyone can, and should.

 

Learning CPR in a course can give confidence in knowing what to do in these circumstances and we know that anyone who has done a CPR course at any stage in their life is 10 times more likely to respond and assist in such an emergency.

 

For information about our range of CPR courses please see here.

 

You, your family, or someone you know, will be very glad you did.

More on CPR

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Hands only CPR

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Our CPR Mission

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