CPR – it saves lives
Our Health & Safety Team are delighted to hear that from 2020 CPR and First Aid will be added to the school curriculum in England.
Last week Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, confirmed that both CPR and First Aid will be taught as part of the Department of Education’s plans to strengthen teaching of health education from 2020.
Under the plans, all young people in England will have been taught how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators, and basic first aid treatments for common injuries, by the time they leave secondary school.
Every year there are around 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests across the UK, but sadly less than 1 in 10 survive – in many cases, simply because bystanders don’t know how to help. As providers of Qualsafe accredited First Aid Courses we are delighted that more people will be trained in these critical skills.
We’ve been highlighting the importance of First Aid and CPR training for some time now (https://www.danielconnal.co.uk/cpr-training-saves-lives/) so it is great news that children are going to benefit from this early training, but it’s vital that adults continue to be trained as well.
To find out more about the CPR & First Aid training that DCP offers call Mark Price on 01206 751284.