Every year 3500 people have an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Scotland, which is about 70 each week. Only around 1 in 20 survive to leave hospital, which is less than 10%.
Together we can change these statistics quickly and save many more lives in Fife with the promotion of Hands only CPR and the installation of Public Access Defibrillators within our communities and workplaces.
We hope to double survival rates across the country within five years. Reaching this level of performance would mean around 300 more lives being saved every year compared to recent years.
We have the opportunity to engage with the public and those with an interest in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We can work together to change the way we tackle the challenge.
Fife Council is fully supporting the 5 Fife Community Resuscitation charities and the Save a Life for Scotland Partners by:
- Fife wide promotion and signposting, for CPR training, installation & use of defibrillators
- Encouraging council workplaces and communities to be CPR/DEFIB READY
- Learn CPR at work week – it only takes 15 minutes and can be self-instructional
- Engage with Community Councils, Hall Committees, etc.
- Encourage owners of Defibrillators to register them with the Scottish Ambulance Service
- Signpost to Save a Life for Scotland
For more information please click on the picture below or here https://www.resus.org.uk/publications/a-guide-to-aeds/