Staff and students to take part in Restart a Heart day

Posted on 13 October 2017

Staff from the Department of Health Sciences and Chemistry, together with nursing students, are taking part in this year’s Restart a Heart campaign on 16 October.

Left to right Jess Powell, Paige Clayton, Amy-Jo Burditt and Adrian Whitwood

Restart a Heart is a designated day of action with the aim of teaching vital lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many young people as possible, by going into schools and teaching CPR.

The campaign, which has been running for four years, was started in Yorkshire and is now a national campaign recognised by the Resuscitation Council (UK), British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, British Heart Foundation and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Jess Powell, lecture in adult nursing, has been involved with the project locally for two years and together with Adrian Whitwood from the Department of Chemistry and students from the Department of Health Sciences, they will be visiting a number of schools in York to teach CPR.

Jess said: “I’m really excited to be involved in this project and it is lovely to see our students taking part and passing on vital knowledge and skills that could save a life. Our students also enjoy being out in the community and being able to share some of the basic skills they learn as they train to become fully qualified nurses.”