Schools Urged To Sign Up To CPR Training




By Kate Liptrot in The Press.


Schools are invited to sign up to free CPR training – which last year saved the life of a 15-year-old York student who collapsed in a games lesson.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) runs the annual Restart a Heart Day to teach secondary school children and teachers what to do if someone suffers cardiac arrest.

The lessons saved the life of Alex Cowes who suffered cardiac arrest in a games lesson at Fulford School last year.

Having gone through the training just months before, teachers and receptionists worked together to carry out CPR and used a defibrillator to shock his heart back into action.

Now YAS is inviting any schools that want to take part in this year’s training on Tuesday, October 18, to sign up.

Jason Carlyon, resuscitation manager for YAS, said: “Restart a Heart Day is becoming a well-established date on Yorkshire’s calendar as a time when thousands of youngsters learn how to save the life of a loved one or a stranger who is suffering a cardiac arrest.


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