Here at Red Sky Foundation, we believe that everyone should learn the skills to save a life. Schools offer a great environment for young people to learn and we have created a memorable plan to help to teach your students with confidence.

Skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) are skills for life – and educating and empowering young people is one of the most important actions when it comes to improving survival of out of hospital cardiac arrests. 

With 80% of cardiac arrests occurring in the home in the UK, your students could be the difference between life and death for someone they care about. 

When a cardiac arrest happens in a public place, there can be a long gap between the time the heart stops and the time CPR is started; unless a bystander (a member of the public) intervenes. It is estimated that up to a third of the public still feel reluctant to provide bystander CPR.

Once the brain has been starved of oxygen for over three minutes, permanent damage can occur.

Giving everyone – especially young people- the confidence and skill to intervene in such an important way is life-saving, and individuals who suffer cardiac arrest would have the best chance of survival if we equip and empower the public to act.

Want to learn how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator from home? Watch our video below!