Make time to see film
Rescue Services, Medical Defence Services and Police Scotland), third sector organisations (The British Heart Foundation including Heartstart, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Royal Life Saving Society Scotland, British Red Cross , St John Scotland and Lucky 2 B Here), community groups, local authorities, academics, industry partners and the Scottish Government.
A movement of people who believe the status quo can’t be allowed to continue, and that together we can do what we haven’t been able to do separately.
Our aim is to change the culture of ‘what’s the point they all die’ or ‘I can’t do anything to help’ to ‘I’ll do it.’ James Cant, director at the British Heart Foundation Scotland, said:
“When someone has a cardiac arrest their chances of survival decrease with every passing minute.
“After even a few minutes, if no-one has attempted CPR it is too late – but you can help.
“It’s vital that people know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest.
“This includes calling 999 immediately, performing CPR and being able to access and use a defibrillator as soon as possible.
“This new film from the Scottish Government shows us that everyone should give CPR a go if someone nearby goes into cardiac arrest.
“We all have it in us to be life-savers and it could be the life of a loved one that you save, as most cardiac arrests occur in the home.
“I’d urge everyone to spend a couple of minutes watching this film and absorbing its message, as it could make the difference between life or death.”
Any CPR is better than no CPR. This is all about buying time until the ambulance crew arrive
James Cant British Heart Foundation