Emergency Life Support Team

British Heart Foundation – CPR training for schools

To increase survival rates from Cardiac Arrest, The British Heart Foundation are supplying free CPR training kits to schools that are eligible. The BHF state that 1 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in the UK survives. This really could make a difference to survival rates in the UK.

Secondary that are eligible for the CPR training kit

BHF want their CPR training kits to be used throughout your school in order to train as many students as possible.

Their kits are awarded on a case-by-case basis but in order for your school’s application to be successful your school must meet the following criteria:

  • be a UK-based secondary school
  • teach students including those aged 14 to 16 years old
  • your school has not been awarded a Call Push Rescue training kit previously
  • you school has not been affiliated to our Heartstart scheme previously.

The CPR training kit covers

  1. How and when to perform CPR on an adult or child
  2. Put someone in the recovery position
  3. Use a public access defibrillator

What’s provided the CPR training kit?

Our Call Push Rescue training kit includes:

  • reusable inflatable manikins
  • kneeling mats
  • red inflation bags
  • practise-while-watching training DVDs
  • 2 manual inflation pumps
  • cleaning wipes
  • extra manikin replacement parts
  • all contained in handy carry bags.

Click here to read further details

Click here to see if your school eligible