According to new figures released to mark Restart a Heart Day,

Nearly a third of UK adults would NOT attempt CPR if they saw someone suffer a cardiac arrest, because they don’t feel confident enough.

The University of Warwick Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcome (OHCAO) and YouGov surveyed more than 4,000 UK adults and were asked questions about their knowledge in terms of CPR and if they would feel confident in performing it on someone who had suffered a cardiac arrest. Out of all the adults surveyed, 30 percent said they would not be confident in performing CPR.

That’s one in three UK adults that would be unlikely to perform CPR and these figures show that lives are still being put at risk every day because not enough people have the confidence or know how to perform CPR.

Are you one of them?

In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) published CPR guidelines, which emphasized the importance of rapid identification of cardiac arrest and the importance of high-quality chest compressions.

These guidelines, which were based on a study by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), stated that higher survival rates were found in cases where 100 chest compressions were given per minute to a depth of 5cm.


We’ve created this guide to help you perform effective chest compressions and guide you on what to do when sudden cardiac arrest strikes.

This guide contains:
  • What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?
  • What to do before you begin CPR
  • Hands-Only CPR
  • Trained but lacking confidence
  • What C-A-B is
  • CPR for Children
  • Clinical studies about CPR
  • How to perform effective chest compressions


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