Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training courses

Mastering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training: Saving lives, one beat at a time

Every second counts in a medical emergency. Whether it's a sudden cardiac arrest or a respiratory failure, being equipped with the skills to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can make all the difference between life and death. At The Mandatory Training Group, we understand the critical importance of CPR training in healthcare and beyond. In this blog, Rose delves into the essentials of CPR, exploring its significance, guidelines, and how mastering this life-saving technique can empower you to become a true hero in times of crisis.

Key facts and statistics

  • Did you know that around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK? (British Heart Foundation)
  • Shockingly, only 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (Resuscitation Council UK).
  • Effective CPR, when performed immediately, can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival (American Heart Association).
  • Despite its proven efficacy, only 1 in 5 UK adults are trained in CPR (British Heart Foundation).

Key definitions

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions and rescue breaths to manually preserve brain function until further medical intervention can restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

Legislation, regulations, and best practice

  • In the UK, the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities, and personnel to ensure employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
  • The Resuscitation Council UK provides comprehensive guidelines on CPR techniques, which are regularly updated to reflect the latest evidence-based practices.
  • Best practice in CPR training involves hands-on practice under the guidance of certified instructors, regular refresher courses, and using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) where available.

Understanding the basics of CPR

Explore the fundamental principles of CPR, including the importance of early recognition, activation of emergency medical services, and the ABCs of resuscitation (Airway, Breathing, Circulation).

Hands-on training

Discover the step-by-step process of performing CPR, from assessing responsiveness to delivering effective chest compressions and rescue breaths.

Utilising AEDs

Learn how Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can enhance the effectiveness of CPR by delivering electrical shocks to restore normal heart rhythms.

Special considerations

Gain insights into performing CPR on infants, children, and adults, as well as addressing special circumstances such as drowning or opioid overdoses.


  • Get certified - Enrol in a certified CPR training course to gain the knowledge and skills needed to respond confidently to medical emergencies.
  • Regular practice - Keep your CPR skills sharp by participating in training sessions and refreshers.
  • Spread awareness - Advocate for CPR education in your community and workplace to increase the number of trained responders.


Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death in a cardiac emergency. By mastering CPR techniques and staying informed on best practices, you can be a beacon of hope in someone's darkest hour. Take the first step towards becoming a certified lifesaver today, and join us in our mission to make CPR training accessible to all.

Ready to take the next step in your CPR journey? Click here to explore our range of CPR training courses, accredited by the CPD certification service, and equip yourself with the skills to save lives. With ComplyPlus LMS™ from The Mandatory Training Group, access high-quality.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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