The importance of knowing CPR

What would you do if a student or someone else went into cardiac arrest? Calling 999 should always be the first thing you do, but before medical professionals arrive, immediately performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will greatly increase his chance for survival. Studies also show CPR to be effective in children and adolescents who suffer from non-traumatic cardiac arrest due to drowning, electrocution, or choking.

CPR is a life-saving technique that helps maintain some blood flow to the brain and heart, and can help "buy time" until paramedics arrive with more advanced care.

CPR is an important part of all the first aid courses, but can be taught ‘in-house’ in a personalised course designed to meet individual needs.