Wakefield City Academy

Wakefield City Academy

An Academy of Excellence
“An Outstanding School” Ofsted 2004/05, 2007/08 & 2012/13

Year 9 Receive CPR Training

On Tuesday 18 October 2016 the British heart foundation wanted to train as many Year 9 students as possible with the knowledge of how to save a life.

The students really embraced the training as it  empowered a new generation of lifesavers this Autumn. 

Students learned not only how to perform hands only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) but also mouth to mouth resuscitation as well. You too can quickly learn how by watching the following short clip or reading the instructions below:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/hands-only-cpr

How to do Hands-only CPR

When somebody collapses in front of you, what do you do?

  1. Check the person over. If they are not responsive and not breathing, then their heart has stopped working and they are having a cardiac arrest.
  2. Now, call 999. Then you do Hands-only CPR.
  3. Lock your fingers together, knuckles up. Then push down, right on the sovereign. Push down five or six centimetres. That’s about two inches. Push hard and fast about two times a second, like to the beat of Stayin’ Alive. Don’t worry about hurting someone. A cracked rib can be mended – just concentrate on saving a life.
  4. Keep this up until the ambulance arrives.

So don’t forget. Check him over. Call 999. Push hard and fast to Stayin’ Alive. It works.

Hands-only CPR. It’s not as hard as it looks.