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With New Year nearly upon us and many of us thinking of things we might like to change or do in 2022, why not make a New Year resolution that you will learn CPR.

Knowing cardiopulmonary resuscitation could dramatically increase someone’s chance of survival. To find out more or to book a training session head to the Creating Life Savers website.

Creating Life Savers writes when someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by at least 7-10%. Knowing how to perform CPR could help to save someone’s life. Having access to a defibrillator can improve survival rates by 50-70%.

The Creating Lifesavers team are therefore aiming to teach as many people as possible about the vital benefits of learning CPR skills and encouraging companies across the country to invest in life-saving defibrillators for their communities.

In case you did not know how performing helps the patient. CPR increases the chances of survival because it ensures that a flow of oxygen rich blood is pumped to the brain and vital organs. This also increases the likelihood of the heart remaining in a ‘shockable’ rhythm, rather than deteriorating to a ‘non-shockable’ (flat-line) rhythm. It increases the potential success of resuscitating someone with a shock from a defibrillator.

A few shocking stats are that between 12 and 15 young people die from heart related causes each week. Every year, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK. Make a commitment and go on a course at Creating Life Savers and learn CPR in 2022.

Details on how to perform CPR are available on the NHS Website and Creating Life Savers.

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