Across the school this week, children learned how to become potential life-savers by taking part in the Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Restart a Heart Day with KSS CPR Awareness Sessions. We’re so proud that so many of our children now have the confidence and skills that could help them to save a life.
Across the South East, an average of 22 people each day suffer a cardiac arrest out of a hospital. Sadly, the overall survival rate last year for this group of people was around 11%, and survival falls by up to 10% for every minute a patient doesn’t receive CPR or defibrillation.
But bystander CPR can make a critical difference.
KSS Paramedic Ben Paul, who is led on the initiative, said: “We’re incredibly excited that so many people joined our Restart A Heart with KSS Online CPR Awareness Sessions as we couldn’t be more passionate about equipping as many people as possible across our communities with the confidence and skills that could help them save a life.”
For information visit aakss.org.uk/restart