Dr Charmaine Griffiths
Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation
There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, but less than 1 in 10 people survive.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is asking the nation to take just 15 minutes to learn CPR. Someone’s chance of survival can double if they receive immediate CPR and defibrillation, and RevivR can make it easy, free and quick for everyone to learn these lifesaving skills.
Mobile CPR training
RevivR has been designed for everyone to use, whether this is the first time you’ll be learning CPR or want to brush up on your existing skills. With no specialist equipment required, just a mobile phone and a cushion, it can give anyone the confidence to step in and save a life in the ultimate medical emergency.
In just 15 minutes, users can learn how to recognise a cardiac arrest, perfect their CPR technique by receiving live feedback and gain confidence in how to use a defibrillator. Learn CPR here: revivr.bhf.org.uk/.
Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, explains: “With over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK and a survival rate of less than 1 in 10, there is an urgent need for people to learn CPR in an accessible and engaging way. All you need is 15 minutes, a phone and a cushion to learn CPR through our online tool — it could teach you the skills to save a life.”
All you need is 15 minutes, a phone and a
cushion to learn CPR through our online tool —
it could teach you the skills to save a life.
Connect to save a life
Alongside RevivR, the BHF is also working to improve survival rates as one of the leading charities and health organisations behind The Circuit — the national defibrillator network.
Launched last year, The Circuit connects community-based defibrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest, they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.
It’s estimated that public-access defibrillators (PADs) are used in less than 1 in 10 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests across the UK — often because 999 call handlers aren’t always aware that a defibrillator is available nearby because the ambulance service hasn’t been told about it. To help save more lives, the BHF is urging people who look after defibrillators in places such as offices, communities, shopping centres and leisure centres, as well as in public places, to register them on The Circuit.