As part of our campaign to get CPR & Defib info into as many 21/22 Student and Teacher Planners as possible, we invited Jason Carlyon – Senior Engagement Lead (Community) at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to write a piece about the importance of...
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We’re donating page space in all 21/22 student and teacher planners to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to provide simple CPR and defibrillator instructions as part of the Restart a Heart campaign.
A SUCCESS STORY
Twenty-one-year-old Martha Hogg saved Keith Procter’s life after performing CPR, a technique she had learned at Skipton Girls’ High School on Restart a Heart Day in 2015. Video courtesy of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
WHY CPR & DEFIB?
Only 1 in 10 ‘out of hospital’ cardiac arrests currently survive in the UK, this compares with 1 in 4 in countries where CPR and the use of defibrillator machines is taught in schools.
The inclusion of these vital skills in the school curriculum provides young people with the confidence and skills to potentially save a life one day. Bystander CPR can double the chance of survival for a cardiac arrest victim.
Planners go everywhere and are referred to regularly throughout the school day. In essence, there’s nowhere better for a school to place information they really want to be absorbed and learnt.
Adding the CPR and defibrillator content to school planners will help support what is now a part of the PSHE curriculum with a rapid reference tool for students, teachers and parents.
HOW WILL THE CONTENT WORK?
How do the NHS benefit from the content in Penstripe planners?
Penstripe have provided the opportunity to Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust at no cost. We are looking to support their Restart a Heart campaign by getting this potentially lifesaving information in front of as many people as possible. We’re aiming for 350,000 individual student planners and 10,000 teacher planners to be published with the content included for the 21/22 academic year.
How current is the content?
The CPR and defibrillator content has been taken from the current Restart a Heart campaign literature and includes the most current instructions. Written by YAS paramedics it is aligned to support school curriculum teaching on the subject.
Are there any restriction to where we can put the content in the planner?
As standard the content will appear on the inside back cover of student planners and the inside front cover of teacher planners. Both positions have been chosen as they are easily accessible and highly visible. If a school would like them anywhere in the planner then that is simple and can be managed at the point of designing and placing content in the bespoke diary pages.
What sizes of planner can the content go in?
The content is designed to go as a single page in A5, B5 and A4 planners, and as two pages in the Pocket A6 planner.
What age groups is the content appropriate for?
KS3 and KS4 would be the appropriate age groups to read the content. The hope is that parents of students who take their student planners home will also take the time to digest the content. In essence the more people who read the content the better.
Is the content UK specific?
Careful consideration for our International school customers has been made to ensure the content is relevant to a global English-speaking audience.
How do I get a cost for planners including the content?
If you’re considering adding this highly relevant content to your 21/22 student or teacher planners then please complete the brief form above and we’ll be in touch.
If you have any further questions about the content of the NHS CPR/Defib information, then please don’t hesitate to drop us a line by completing the form higher up this page of emailing firstname.lastname@example.org