Yearly CPR for High School Children

This is a petition to have Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) taught to every high school student at least once a year as part of the national curriculum.

CPR has been featured heavily in the news in 2012 with the very public collapse of Fabrice Muamba due to a cardiac arrest. Thanks to the tireless work of the medical team at White Heart Lane, Muamba survived, but this is still relatively uncommon. Data from London Ambulance service [1] shows that less 1 in 4 people suffering an out of hospital cardiac arrest in London surviving to discharge from hospital. Studies on out of hospital cardiac arrest and recent studies have shown that in London and Sweden an increase in bystander CPR has been linked with increases survival rates.

School studies have shown a significant rise in pupils' confidence in performing CPR once taught and that there is good retention of skills.

Let us show the government that we want our children equipped with the skills to save lives.

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Created By

David White

Created On

Tuesday 27 November 2012

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