Oxford Brookes provides CPR training for students and staff to mark Restart a Heart Day
Oxford Brookes University is offering free training sessions for its students and staff to come and learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) today, Tuesday 11 October 2022 as part of the Resuscitation Council’s UK’s Restart a Heart Day.
Staff from the University's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences will be using twelve special mannequins linked to screens, at have-a-go sessions to train people how to provide emergency assistance to someone who has experienced a cardiac arrest. The mannequins give real time feedback on how hard people need to press when they do chest compressions to give someone who is experiencing a cardiac arrest the best possible chance of survival.
Lorraine Whatley, Senior Lecturer in Simulation and Immersive Technology at Oxford Brookes set up the training and said: “I hope we will be able to train around 120 people today. I’m particularly keen to train our students because although many people associate cardiac arrest with older people, not many people know that twelve seemingly fit and healthy people 35 or under die from Young, Sudden Cardiac Death each year in the UK. If the training helps just one person in an emergency, that will be amazing.”