What is CPR?

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is used when someone enters sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) to circulate oxygen around the body until the emergency services arrive.

Follow the chain or survival when sudden cardiac arrest strikes.

When CPR chest compressions and a defibrillator are used together chances of survival from SCA increase from 9% to 50%. The Resuscitation Council recommends that CPR chest compressions are administered to a depth of 5 to 6 centimetres at a rate of 100-120 times a minute. 30 CPR chest compressions should be administered between shocks from an defibrillator.

You can view the Resuscitation Council Guidelines on use of CPR and a defibrillator here.

Are you interested in arranging CPR and AED training in your workplace, school or community? Please get in touch, either by email or give us a call on 01789 867501. We can arrange CPR and AED training with your local ambulance service for up to 12 people.

Using an AED is simple and straightforward:


Get in touch for more help and information

+44 (0) 1789 867 501info@heartrhythmalliance.org

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