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Restart a heart day

Posted on 11 October 2019

Across the UK, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside of hospital every year, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10.

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The Restart a Heart campaign (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by the Resuscitation Council (UK) in partnership with The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. It aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

Without CPR the chances of surviving cardiac arrest are zero. 

By joining in one of the free sessions on the day, you can learn what to do if you find someone unconscious and not breathing.

CPR training is available at various times across campus on Wednesday 16 October.

York based SeBeau Health Visiting and Mini First Aid have come together to offer 30-minute training sessions.

This training is suitable for those who have never had any CPR training and can also be used as a refresher for those who have attended previous training. Delivered in a relaxed environment, with the opportunity and equipment to practise skills. However this is optional as it is not an assessed and certificated training course.

This free training takes 30 minutes and will be delivered at:

  • James Hall, Heslington West 10.30-11am
  • James Hall, Heslington West 11.30am-12pm
  • Heslignton East Campus (Piazza RM 106) 2.30pm-3pm
  • Heslington East Campus (Piazza RM 106) 3.30pm-4pm

Book your place.

Hull York Medical School Pre-Hospital Care Programme student society will be hosting drop-in 10-minute CPR training sessions for university staff, students and the wider public on:

  • Saturday 12 October, 10am to 6pm, York Train Station and 
  • Wednesday 16 October, 9am to 5pm, BJ Morrell Library; Market Square; Spring Lane Building; Ron Cooke Hub.

For more information, contact