World’s Biggest Life-Saving Lesson

restart-a-heart7-ian-kendall“One Day You Could Save A Life”.
This was the message given out to more than 100,000 youngsters across the UK, and in Australia, who took part in the world’s biggest life-saving lesson.
European Restart A Heart Day 2016 involved 20,000 children from 106 secondary schools across Yorkshire alone, including Year 8 students from Tadcaster Grammar School
If someone suffers a cardiac arrest, their chances of survival double if it happens in front of a bystander who can immediately start CPR.
The pioneering initiative was developed in Yorkshire by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and is now in its third year. YAS has organised the event in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Resuscitation Council (UK) and St John Ambulance. For the first time this year the concept for Restart A Heart Day has been rolled out across ambulance trusts nationally – even as far away as Australia.
YAS is all too aware that the voluntary work they provide for Restart A Heart Day is vital in the quest to save lives. Those attending Tadcaster Grammar School today to provide free cardiopulmonary rescuscitation (CPR) training included Ian Kendall (Commercial & Community Education Trainer, YAS NHS Trust), Julian Hall (Tadcaster Community Responder) and former student Ross Ferguson, who left the school in 2011, but returned today as an Emergency Care Assistant. restart-a-heart6
“Year 8 Tadcaster Grammar School students gave 100 per cent in the save a life sessions today,” said Mr Kendall. “They should be proud of themselves as they did very well indeed.”
“We are pleased to be involved again this year in the nationwide School CPR initiative,” said Jeanette Chauda, School Health and Curriculum Support Manager at TGS. “It provides vital knowledge and skills to our Year 8 students and could ultimately help save a life. A massive thanks to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who gave up their own time to deliver these invaluable training sessions to our young people,” she added.
Learn CPR Today and One Day You Could Save A Life!