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CPR information

How to save lives with CPR

We believe that everyone should learn the skills to save a life, and have created a lesson plan to help you teach your students with confidence.

Defibrillation

Find out more about defibrillators, also known as AEDs or PADs.

CPR in Schools

At RCUK, we believe that everyone should learn the skills to save a life. Use our lesson plan to help teach your students with confidence.

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Ways you can learn CPR skills

Lifesaver learning

With our interactive game in a film Lifesaver, you’ll find yourself at the heart of the emergency. Learn CPR skills at home, in your workplace or in VR mode!

Restart A Heart Day

Taking place on or around 16 October every year, members of the public learn essential CPR skills as part of Restart a Heart. Will you join us this year?

CPR Right Now

It’s time to learn CPR right now – because even during COVID-19, we need to be prepared to help people who suffer a cardiac arrest. Learn essential skills with our short animation.

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Information on decision-making

ReSPECT

The ReSPECT process creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care and treatment in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices.

CPR Decisions and DNACPR

Learn more about why CPR decisions are important, and how you can discuss and record your CPR decisions.

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FAQs

We’ve compiled answers to your frequently asked questions on a variety of topics.

Share your story

If you are a cardiac arrest survivor, you've saved a life with CPR, or you have a story about your CPR or ReSPECT decision, we'd love to hear from you.

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Help us change and save lives across the four nations by donating to RCUK.

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Publications and Resource

Publications

RCUK publications which provide information on CPR, AEDS, and decision-making.

ReSPECT Resources

Documents to support understanding of and use of the ReSPECT process, including easy-read guides.

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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes Northern Ireland commitment to CPR training in schools

Resuscitation Council UK is delighted that post-primary pupils in Northern Ireland will have access to CPR training, as announced by Northern Ireland Education Minister Michelle McIlveen on 20 September. 
 

Statements 21 September 2021

Tick_stroke RCUK encourages comments on 2021 Joint British Societies' Guidelines on the management of cardiac arrest in the catheter laboratory 

A new guideline on the management of cardiac arrest in the cath lab is open for comments until 30 September.

News 01 September 2021

Tick_stroke Applications open to join Executive Committee

We have five positions available to join our Executive Committee, which are open to applications from RCUK Full Members.

News 25 August 2021