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Save A Life For Scotland

Posted: Thursday 08 February 2018

Every year over 3,500 people around Scotland are treated by the Ambulance Service after having a cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately only around 1 in 20 people will survive. Starting CPR saves lives… so let’s be ready. You are being asked to say ‘I’ll do it’ and be one of 500,000 people in Scotland getting trained in CPR.

As part of a new strategy for out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) it is aimed to double survival rates across the country within five years. Reaching this level of performance would mean around 300 more lives being saved every year compared to recent years. Starting an improvement programme now could result in a total of 1,000 additional lives saved by 2020.

To achieve this bystander CPR is critical and so it is aimed to equip an additional 500,000 people with CPR skills by 2020. Increasing the incidence of bystander CPR is the cornerstone of improving outcomes because prompt bystander CPR can increase the likelihood of survival after OHCA by 2 or 3 times.

Use link below for more information:

http://www.savealife.scot/about/

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