Save a Life and learn CPR this Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day is a great opportunity to learn how to recognise if someone is in cardiac arrest, how to do CPR and awareness of, and how to use, a Public Access Defibrillator.  One day, you may need to put those skills to good use to save someone’s life.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Every year across the UK more than 30,000 people have an out of hospital cardiac arrest. But would you know how to help if you witnessed someone have a cardiac arrest?

When someone collapses and stops breathing normally, their chances of survival are significantly improved if someone starts CPR as quickly as possible and uses a public access defibrillator while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

This Mitzvah Day, put yourself in the heart of the action with Resuscitation Council UK’s free training at www.lifesaver.org.uk. Through Lifesaver’s film scenarios, you’ll make crucial decisions and learn the essential skills and gain the confidence needed to save a life. One day, the actions you take in an emergency could give someone their best chance of survival.

Resuscitation Council UK is saving lives by developing guidelines, influencing policy, delivering courses and supporting cutting-edge research. Through education, training and research, we’re working towards the day when everyone across the UK has the skills they need to save a life.

RCUK wants to make sure more people arrive at a hospital with their best chance of surviving a cardiac arrest, and with an opportunity to receive the care they deserve both during the event and while they recover. This involves public participation and people learning CPR so we can all help the people around us in an emergency.