Welwyn Hatfield schools urged to sign up to lifesaving lesson

Welwyn Hatfield schools urged to sign up to lifesaving lesson.

Welwyn Hatfield schools urged to sign up to lifesaving lesson.

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Secondary schools in Welwyn Hatfield are being urged to sign up to a lifesaving lesson which will teach the next generation how to perform CPR.

Secondary schools are being urged to sign up to a lifesaving lesson on October 16.

More than 150,000 children and young people across the country learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day last year.

Teachers are being urged to apply before the start of the school holidays for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) staff and volunteers to teach lifesaving skills to youngsters.

The annual event involves every ambulance service in the UK, the Resuscitation Council, the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and St John Ambulance.

Around 30,000 people go into cardiac arrests outside of a hospital in the UK every year.

The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops 10 per cent a minute if CPR is not started and survival rates are currently less than one in 10 people in this country.

Simon Marshall, one of EEAST’s community partnership training officers, said: “We are looking forward to taking part in the country’s biggest mass CPR training event.

“We want to visit as many schools as possible on the day and it only takes a minute to fill out the application form, which will help to equip the next generation of lifesavers.”

To sign up to Restart a Heart Day, visithttp://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/your-service/campaigns/restart-a-heart-school-sign-up.htm

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