This CPR quiz could help you save someone’s life

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This CPR quiz could help you save someone

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If you’ve ever taken a First Aid course, you’ll know exactly how to perform CPR. 

But if you’re one of the many people that haven’t, it’s important you read this.

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One in eight heart attack victims die as a result of poor CPR training levels across the country, a new study has found.

The study, by Warwick University, found that survival rates are almost zero if people collapse and get no support until paramedics arrive.

While if immediate CPR is carried out, it can ‘double the chance’ a person will live.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about CPR:


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Professor Gavin Perkins, leader of the study, said: ‘The community response to cardiac arrest is a critical step in the chain of survival.’

‘Survival rates in the UK have remained stubbornly low for far too long and it’s time we improved them.’

According to a recent poll, more than half (53%) of UK adults have never had any training, while nearly half (47%) would be worried about causing more harm than good.

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This CPR quiz could help you save someone

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In honour of Restart a Heart Day today, more than 100,000 people in schools and community groups will be taught life-saving emergency techniques.

Imogen Guest who suffered a cardiac arrest at work. See National story NNCARDIAC; Staff at a call centre thought their young colleague had fallen asleep at her desk, when sheíd actually had a cardiac arrest ñ aged just 21.But optimistic Imogen Guest, now 22, looks back on the ëhorribleí ordeal as ëone of the best things that ever happenedí to her as itís given her a new outlook on life. The customer service call handler at Virgin Atlantic, in Crawley, West Sussex, had only been in the job for a few months last June, when she collapsed at her desk without warning. Colleagues thought Imogen had decided to take a nap before realising how serious the situation really was.Staff thought colleague who had heart attack was asleep at her desk

The day is part of a collaboration between the Resuscitation Council, St John and Yorkshire ambulance services, the British Red Cross, the British Heart Foundation and other NHS and emergency services.

Dr Andrew Lockey, from the Resuscitation Council, said:’Today there will be in excess of 100,000 new lifesavers in the UK.

‘This is a fantastic step towards training all children in CPR. That has to be the ultimate goal to give victims of cardiac arrest the best chance of survival.’