On the 4th September 2021 the WFSA World Congress of Anaesthesiologists set the world record for the highest number of countries participating simultaneously in on-line CPR training
950+ participants from 104 countries took part
It was fun, it was simple – and the training will save lives.
The availability of life saving CPR skills through traditional face-to-face training has been drastically reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 20,000 people suffering a cardiac arrest every day this lack of training is costing lives. Online CPR training is proven to be both effective and accessible.
This record setting event – coordinated by WFSA in partnership with the Laerdal Foundation and World Restart A Heart Day – highlighted the need and the ease of making this vital training available to all.