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First aid

270 children die every year of sudden cardiac arrest at school, and four of every five cardiac arrests that happen out of hospitals occur in the home.

By the time the emergency services arrive valuable time has been lost and, in many cases, the chance of survival has diminished.

In some countries that already teach CPR in schools, cardiac arrest survival rates are more than double those of the UK. 

Teaching CPR to all children has become an integral part of the Safety in Action events. 

Safety in Action events promote First Aid with the support of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Checking for breathing during Covid-19

When checking if a person is breathing do not listen or feel for breathing by placing your ear and cheek close to the person's mouth. 

Look for a rise and fall of their chest or stomach and normal breathing. 

If you are unsure, assume they are not breathing. 

Continue with first aid key actions.

Latest Update :
16 November 2020
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