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CPR displays held in Southampton on World Restart a Heart Day

Medical students at the University of Southampton have held demonstrations on the Highfield Campus today (16th October, 2019).

It is part of the Restart a Heart campaign, which aims to improve the low number of people surviving from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

(Demonstrations were held at the Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton, with anyone free to give it a go)

The goal is to improve people's knowledge of CPR, so they can recognise and respond to a suspected heart attack safely and effectively.

Speaking exclusively to us, the Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton, Professor Diana Eccles said:

"This is international 'Restart a Heart Day' and it is one of the things internationally, some countries have a much better chance of keeping a patient alive if they have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest."

"In this country, the possibility of getting a patient to hospital alive is very low, because very few people have learnt the skills for resuscitation."

"This day is all about spreading the ability to do CPR around the campus - talking to students and then even more widely into the community."

 

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