A free online life saving course has been launched by Virtual College, who are encouraging both businesses and individuals to sign up for this 45-minute training module.
The programme – Prepared to Save a Life – is set up with the mission of having a life saver on every street corner. This is an excellent idea and a worthwhile cause to get involved with. One person will suffer a heart attack every 7 minutes in the UK alone and the majority of people – 8 out of 10 in fact – would not know what to do if they saw this happen to someone.
Here are some startling statistics that give good reason for anyone who is not already trained in emergency first aid and CPR to sign up:
- 100,000 people die from heart attacks each year
- Less that 10% of people survive a heart attack out of hospital
- 80% of out of hospital heart attacks happen at home
- Brain cells start to die after 1 minute without oxygen, but the average ambulance response time is 7 to 12 minutes
Virtual College want to help improve these statistics by providing basic lifesaving skills training online.
This is what Virtual College do best – they are the UK’s leading provider of short online courses, with clients ranging from individuals and small business owners to large charities, corporates and public sector organisations.
They have been a trusted name in training and elearning since 1995 and have over 3 million registered learners, so they are well-placed to deliver this initiative.
Learn more and sign up here: www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared