17/10/2018

Life-Saving CPR Training For School Pupils

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and the British Heart Foundation have teamed up to teach 5000 people CPR as part of 'Restart a Heart' day.

School children in south Belfast are among those learning the life-saving skill.
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The training comes after figures emerged that one third of people said they would not attempt CPR on someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest, with many people claiming they are scared they may hurt the person or make them worse, and also fear being sued.

Craig Moore from the British Heart Foundation said: "We're determined every pupil in Northern Ireland has the opportunity to learn CPR."

(JG)

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