The Right at Home network is committing to teaching thousands of people across the UK CPR, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.
The homecare group is organizing open days to teach individuals CPR using a new mobile app, RevivR, created by BHF. The initiative has been introduced to mark Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness of ways people can improve their heart health.
Launched in 2022, RevivR app is free to download and can teach users CPR in just 15 minutes.
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It teaches users how to recognize a cardiac arrest, gives feedback on chest compressions and outlines the correct steps of defibrillator use, giving anyone the confidence to step in and save a life in the event of the ultimate medical emergency.
Open Days are free to attend for all local businesses and individuals. There will be free the chance to speak to teams of care professionals and learn more about CPR as well as some fun activities and games to raise some funds for the charity.
Lucy Campbell, Right at Home CEO, said: “Immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double the chances of survival in some cases of cardiac arrest. Despite this, surveys from BHF show that over a third of adults have never undertaken any form of CPR training.
“I’m delighted that the Right at Home network is coming together for such an exciting initiative that could potentially save hundreds of lives across the UK.”
All team members of the Right at Home network receive extensive training before providing care in the community. This initiative aims to share their knowledge of CPR and equip more people to save lives.
Right at Home has been a proud partner of BHF since March 2022, collectively raising over £3,000 for the charity so far.
Nicole Quirk, Fundraising Manager for the BHF, said: “With an urgent need for more people to learn CPR, the BHF is determined to reach as many people as possible with RevivR, to help improve survival rates. With Right at Home holding RevivR sessions all over the UK, this really will make a massive difference in getting as many people as possible to learn CPR.”