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:

Training kit

A MiniAnne is an inflatable mannequin or "dummy" used to practice effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chest compressions. Our MiniAnne kit features a DVD, an information booklet on SCA, alongside instructions on how to use the MiniAnne CPR mannequin to learn effective CPR. Use of CPR and an AED together increases chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest tenfold from 9% to 50%.

If you would like to order a MiniAnne CPR & AED training kit please email us, noting your address and contact telephone number. MiniAnne kits are priced at £35 excl. VAT.

Policy & Guidance

This latest 2016 revision of guidance for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is in response to public and professional debate about CPR decisions, and to recent statutory changes and legal judgments. The key ethical and legal principles that should inform all CPR decisions remain, but even greater emphasis has been placed on ensuring high-quality timely communication, decision-making and recording in relation to decisions about CPR.

This guidance offers in-depth advice on this topic and the relevant ethical principles involved and can be found here.

Get in touch for more help and information

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


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