Only 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Like a lot of other medical emergencies, the potential for saving a life is dependent upon time; the faster help can be obtained the better the chance of survival.
LIVES worked with BBC Radio Lincolnshire on their Save a Life campaign to teach 10,000 people across the county CPR to create an army of life savers between April and December 2017. We were thrilled to announce with the BBC that more than 20,000 people in Lincolnshire took up the challenge to learn the new lifesaving skill.
Anyone can save a life. Anyone can learn and perform CPR.
Watch Cliff’s story to understand how important CPR is…
Performing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can make a difference to the survival of that person.
Watch the video to see Cliff tell his story and understand how CPR made a difference when he was in a medical emergency.
It’s simple to learn, yet can make the difference between life and death. When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without help reduces their chances of survival by 10%.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere.
The earlier you give CPR to a person in cardiac arrest, the greater their chance of survival as this keeps oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and heart until defibrillation or other advanced care can restore normal heart function.
We are still really keen to keep the momentum going and train more people across the county into 2018 and beyond. If you are interested in hosting a CPR event in your business or community, please get in touch – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01507 525 999
If you’ve had a CPR event in your community and want to be counted in the campaign numbers, please add your totals to the following form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LIVESCPR