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Members' Business: Scotland, a Nation of Lifesavers

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Members' Business: Scotland, a Nation of Lifesavers

May 08, 2019 17:41

 

That the Parliament welcomes reports that every local authority in Scotland has now committed to training all secondary school pupils in CPR skills; believes that this will see the country sit alongside international CPR leaders, including Denmark and Norway, where cardiac arrest survival rates greatly increased after they took similar decisions to train young people; understands that the councils' commitment is in response to poor cardiac arrest survival rates, with only one in 12 people surviving a heart attack out of hospital; believes that the use of effective CPR is critical and can potentially double the likelihood of survival, and applauds each of Scotland’s local authorities, including those in the Lothian region, on this plan to create a nation of lifesavers among the country's young people, which it believes will help more people survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.