9 October 2017

Trust takes part in CPR World Record attempt

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has joined thousands across the country in an attempt to beat the world record for the most people being trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a two hour period – (09.09hrs to 11.09hrs – Monday 9th October 2017).

One of the three CPR training sessions

One of the three CPR training sessions

A total of 43 people were trained locally in basic life support skills in three, 30 minute sessions. Each session had to adhere to strict rules to qualify for the world record attempt with a qualified professional instructor who had to follow UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

The current world record stands at 11,840 people trained in Germany in 2013.

Dr Kavitha Anoop, Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine said: “We are hopeful our contribution of 43 people being trained in CPR will ultimately form part of a successful UK world record attempt.”

The UK world record attempt was organised by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations.