Lifesaver learning

Resuscitation Council UK’s interactive training tool Lifesaver is a cutting-edge way to learn lifesaving skills anytime, anywhere. 

Through action-packed scenarios, you’ll be thrown into the heart of the action as you make the crucial decisions and learn the essential skills needed to save a life.

The Lifesaver family of products includes an interactive game for the general public, a workforce training tool that meets the National standard for CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) awareness training, and an innovative VR experience used by young learners and many first-aid trainers across the UK.

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Available online and as an iPhone and Android app, Lifesaver is a game-in-a-film designed to teach the general public essential lifesaving skills in CPR and first aid.


Guarantee your workplace knows what to do in an emergency with this SCORM-compliant digital learning tool that meets the National standard for CPR and AED awareness training.

Lifesaver VR

Lifesaver VR is an immersive virtual reality experience that puts you in the centre of an emergency. Ideal for use by CPR trainers looking to engage tech-savvy young people, Lifesaver VR is compatible with some Laerdal manikins.


How Lifesaver was developed 

Lifesaver is a collaboration between Resuscitation Council UK and award-winning production company UNIT9. In the four scenarios, evidence-based guidance on CPR and first aid education are brought to life by BAFTA winner Martin Percy (writer/director) and a cast which includes Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley. 

Lifesaver first launched in 2013, with updates released in 2017 and 2020. The innovative Lifesaver VR experience arrived in September 2017 and was expanded in 2020 for use with CPR training manikins. e-Lifesaver, a SCORM-compliant e-learning tool for the workplace, launched in April 2020.  

Lifesaver has since been used as a training tool across the country, and was included in the Wellcome Collection’s 2018 exhibition ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’  


  • E-Learning Awards 2013: Lifesaver won four gold and one silver award at the E-Learning Awards 2013, the first quadruple gold win. 
  • BAFTA Awards: Nomination 2013 & 2017
  • The Webby Awards: People's voice winner. 
  • IPA Best of Health Awards: Digital Media GOLD, Digital Media Best of Show 


  • A study was conducted by Dr Joyce Yeung, et al. to compare the effect of Lifesaver training only, face-to-face (F2F) training only, and a combination of Lifesaver and F2F training. Read the results published in journal "Resuscitation"
  • Read Dr Jasmeet Soar’s “Lifesaver app teaches CPR by throwing you into the action: Crisis simulator fuses interactivity with live-action film to show you how to respond to heart attacks and choking”, published in journal “Resuscitation”.