Call our freephone Advice Line NursesAdvice Line NursesAdvice Line Nurses: 0808 801 0899
If you have a chest condition and you are worried about coronavirus. Coronavirus and chest information and advice
Call our Freephone Advice Line on 0808 801 0899. Visit Advice Line page
If you have a heart condition and you are worried about coronavirus. Coronavirus and heart information and advice
If you've had a stroke and are worried about coronavirus. Coronavirus and stroke information and advice
Our famous Scottish-themed cards, face coverings, gifts and a collection of designer clothing Shop Now
Find the CHSS shop nearest you Shop Finder
We believe no life should be half lived. Find out more about No Life Half Lived
This is a matter of life and health. Read our strategy
See the latest vacancies. Search vacancies near you
Get in touch with any enquiries. Contact us
Sudden out of hospital cardiac arrest is a medical emergency. It occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body, causing the person to collapse, become unconscious, and stop breathing or stop breathing normally.
Cardiac arrest has several underlying causes but is frequently associated with a disturbance in the electrical messages which are passed around the heart, messages which allow the heart to work normally.
Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on what you can do to help save a life.
To find CPR training near you, visit Save a Life for Scotland
If you have found these simple steps useful, here's a link to our card to help you remember the basic rules of CPR. Simple Steps To Save A Life PDF)
Did you know that for every minute that CPR is not performed the chances of someone surviving decreases by 10%. Our second video explores the concerns you may face when someone needs your help and how to overcome them.