UTC Takes Part in Restart the Heart Campaign
On Friday 15 October UTC Sheffield City Centre Y10 students were involved in the national restart a heart campaign.
Cardiac arrests have not stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. If you have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. The restart a heart campaign want to change that by making sure that as many people as possible know that when someone collapses and stops breathing normally, it is important to quickly call 999, perform hands-only CPR and use a defibrillator.
This gives our families and friends the best chance of surviving. Hands-only CPR reduces your risk of catching an infection, and without intervention it’s unlikely the person in cardiac arrest will survive.
Our Y10 students spent an hour learning the skills to perform hands-only CPR. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire’s Deputy Mr. Charles Turner. He commented on the enthusiasm our students showed for learning such a vital skill.
Many thanks to Gareth Kite and the other volunteers from the NHS who helped make this happen!