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A shot of three pages from the new Aaron's Heart book

Tick_stroke RCUK releases free baby and child CPR book, Aaron’s Heart

As part of our mission to teach everyone the skills to save a life, we’ve launched a new baby and child CPR book, which is available to order now for free.

News 11 July 2023

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Tick_stroke Case Study: Pippa - "Parents lack knowledge of Baby CPR"

Pippa Jones had grown up knowing CPR and first aid as a result of her involvement with organisations such as the Girl Guides, Red Cross, and Army Cadets, but nothing could prepare her for doing CPR on her child.

Case study 10 July 2023

Dan, holding his son Noah.

Tick_stroke Case Study: Dan - "CPR varies vastly between an adult and a baby"

Noah Swales was just three days old when he died from bacterial meningitis on 21 May 2017, despite having shown none of the usual symptoms. On a spring day, Noah’s parents had introduced the newborn to family in the North East when tragedy struck.

Case study 10 July 2023

Image of a Red Defibrillator behind glass with a green label saying 'Defibrillator' on it

Tick_stroke RCUK Parliamentary Briefing: Public Access to Defibrillators 

RCUK has published a joint briefing paper with St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation, explaining why public access to defibrillators shortens the time ‘from collapse to first shock’ in community settings across the UK.

Policy briefing 03 July 2023