CPR tips for two schools
Vital lessons learned
Pupils from two schools are ‘ready, teddy, go’to learn lifesaving skills thanks to a dedicated group of NHS Lanarkshire nurses.
The team will visit Woodhead and Woodside Primaries to teach the children cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
And to make the lessons more fun, they will be learning the technique on their favourite teddy bears and other soft toys.
Wishaw General Hospital nurses are devoting their own time to teach the classes and are now in the running for a national award.
Staff nurse Caroline Casey (36) said: “We had all talked for a while about the idea of spending some of our free time teaching CPR to primary school children.
“We found out about the organisation Save a Life for Scotland, which teaches people CPR. They helped us to set up and gave us training videos suitable for children.
“The kids love it when we go into the schools. We make it exciting for them – it’s not at all scary. The P1-3 children practise the compressions on their teddies or other soft toys.”