CHS takes on CPR Challenge

Students in the Sixth Form took part in a hearty competition when they put their CPR training into practice for an emergency life support skills challenge.
More than 50 CHS Sixth Form volunteers took part in the national schools’ competition, created as part of a research study looking to improve the quality of CPR training.
Ms Deborah Aitken and Prof Ralph MacKinnon, researchers from The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital visited the students to demonstrate the process. They said: “Life support skills have been shown to rapidly decline after standard training so this project is designed to investigate the retention of CPR skills and the effect of self-motivated training.”
The Sixth Form were handed the task of giving 2 minute periods of CPR to a mannequin in the School’s Common Room before finding out their accuracy rating on an app that monitors the quality of chest compressions and resuscitation. 
The app then gives each participant a score which the students can use to compare their CPR performance against friends and other schools around the world.
CHS students can take part and practice using the app at any time to watch the School move up and down the research project’s CPR Leader Board.

A Sixth Form student at Cheadle Hulme School practices his CPR Emergency life support skills as part of Royal Manchester Children's hospital's research project into CPR training