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Learn to be quick, be smart and restart a heart

A sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. This is an incredibly important message that has come into sharp focus very recently.

UK Coaching, in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, has produced a free toolkit to help people understand how to respond and act quickly to a sudden cardiac arrest.

This could potentially help save thousands of lives every year.

An SCA is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs due to an abnormal heart rhythm. Each year in the UK, approximately 60,000 people have an SCA out of hospital, with only 1 in 10 surviving.

However SCA deaths are preventable, not inevitable. If effective action is taken within the first minute, it can treble someone’s chance of survival.

Through this toolkit, which has been funded by Sport England and is aimed at the sport and physical activity industry – from coaches to instructors, staff, spectators and parents – everyone can play a part in improving the chances of survival through the right information, training and support.

Learn life-saving steps through UK Coaching’s Sport England funded eLearning course.

The toolkit is now available at ukcoaching.org and can be accessed in bitesize chunks. It includes:

- practical information and advice
- an immersive scenario-based eLearning course
- a series of high impact and informative videos
- insightful interviews and compelling written features with survivors, their coaches and victims’ families
- signposting to further support.

Learners will receive a certificate for completing the eLearning and will be awarded ½ a Developmental CPD point by CIMSPA.

You can make a difference, you can save a life.