This study collected data to inform the activities of the Save a Life Cymru Partnership.

Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a key determinant of survival following an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. This paper explores public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards bystander CPR and defibrillation in circumstances of out of hospital cardiac arrest 

Main findings

  • The proportion of respondents who reported being trained in CPR was 56%. However, 45% of those who had received training had been trained more than five years ago. 
  • The proportion trained to use a defibrillator was much lower, with only 23% of all respondents reporting that they had undergone training.
  • Overall, confidence about giving someone CPR was not high, with 48% of all respondents  stating they would be confident.
  • 27% of people trained in CPR said they would not feel confident about administering CPR to someone if the situation arose. 

Reports

Exploring public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards bystander CPR and defibrillation in circumstances of out of hospital cardiac arrest: preliminary findings
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