Young Life Savers training for Schools
Our trainer will adapt the training to suit your school, we can teach basic life saving skills to your pupils
Young Life Savers training for Schools
Children can save lifes – we will adapt the training to your schools needs – we can teach BLS skills to how to use AED or do head tilt chin lift, all out tutors are medical professionals and will provide a fun packed day of learning for your pupils.
Our courses can be developed to suit your needs, we can workshops or one off sessions. Contact us to discuss in more detail.
The world health authority recommend educating school children in resuscitation from the age of 12 years or earlier for 2 hours per year. If school children receive such training, they are also likely to teach this to their family at home – and they themselves will never forget. We will see not only an increase in the number of cardiac arrest survivors worldwide, but also the social benefits of enthusiastic and positive young people. They learn to help
others. School children and teachers are important “multipliers” in both private and public settings and thus, in the longer term, the proportion of trained individuals in society will markedly increase, leading to an increase in the overall rate of lay resuscitation.
This concept is already very successful in Scandinavia. In Denmark, it was shown that the rate of bystander CPR nearly doubled after five years, with a threefold improvement in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest over ten years . A threefold improvement in survival cannot be achieved solely by improvements in professional medical care in this area.
Why Introduce Resuscitation Training During School Education?
• All groups of society can be reached. To achieve a statistically significant increase in the resuscitation results, it has been estimated that at least 15% of a population need to be trained and such numbers cannot be achieved by offering voluntary courses.
• A sense of responsibility can be firmly established at an early stage. Social skills – particularly if they are to be effective across social barriers – need to be established at an early point in the course of a child’s education.
• Altruism research has shown that schoolchildren have a less inhibited approach to resuscitation training while they are still pre-pubertal. Furthermore, the strongest factor inhibiting the taking of practical action in the real-life situation is a fear of making mistakes. This aspect of implementation can also be communicated much more naturally and easily
during school time.
• The response to instruction is easier and better at a younger age. A more favourable attitude to learning is also reflected by the fact that practical training can be communicated in a more positive way.
• Embedding resuscitation in related school subjects such as biology, sports or health education is meaningful and possible.
Conclusion Sudden cardiac death is one of the most frequent preventable causes of death in the industrialized world. In countries with organized emergency medical services, more lives could be saved by increasing the lay bystander resuscitation rate.
Providing resuscitation training in schools has measurable effects, and by a “multiplier effect” it can increase the lay bystander resuscitation rate and the survival rate. The earlier such instruction in resuscitation is started, the more sustainable the training will be.The message to the public is clear: successful CPR is easy to undertake and straightforward to teach. Lay people cannot do anything wrong – the only wrong thing would be to do nothing. It can easily be done by everyone, saving hundred thousands of lives each year all over the world
Training is held at your school – On your chosen date. Our cost is £400 per day for a trainer.
We can adapt the training to suit your schools requirements