I already shared a fun, high quality video and great video game, promoting more CPR.
Here’s the main (23 minute) video:
And here’s the 3.5 minute video on CPR for children:
The British Heart Foundation know how important more CPR is, and are offering free CPR kits to secondary schools. People in a local community can either purchase a kit or see if there is a local Heartstart scheme nearby.
Heartstart courses take around two hours. They run in the evenings and at weekends. As well as more CPR, trainees can also learn other life saving skills including what to do if someone is choking; bleeding seriously; the recovery position and the signs and the symptoms of a heart attack.
There’s a great British Heart Foundation video ‘Watch your own heart attack’ here:
And dont miss trying the live action movie game Lifesaver. Practising with this means you’ll be better able to help if you ever witness a cardiac arrest in real life. Try it out here (you’ll need to have Flashplayer).
It takes a few moments for the game to load up: please wait while the circle whizzes round to reach 100. Then you have to Click that you have read and accepted the terms of the Lifesaver website. You don’t have to put your details in unless you want to, but you must press ‘Enter’. Then look down to click on ‘Menu’. Choose ‘Start Now’ for ‘Jake’.
This game is very like real life.
Unlike in real life, though, you can always try again. Especially if you’re as old as me and don’t immediately understand all the fine details of video gaming!