Join the CPR Training World Record & make history at WCA
Help the WFSA World Congress of Anaesthesiologists set the world record for the number of countries to take part simultaneously in an online cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training session.

Hands on Hearts – CPR Training World Record
Saturday 4 September 2021 - 13:00 – 13:30 CEST (UTC +2)


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 attempt – coordinated by WFSA in partnership with the Laerdal Foundation and World Restart A Heart Day – will highlight the need and the ease of making this vital training available to all.
Download the CPR classroom App and grab a cushion
WCA delegates will join the world record attempt by video call and the Laerdal developed Anniewhere CPR training app. The app enables instructors to teach CPR skills remotely and in classrooms using everyday items such as pillows to practice compressions. The app uses people’s smartphone cameras to count compression rates.

All you need to do before the event is download the QCPR Classroom app to your phone and make sure you have a firm cushion / CPR manikin and a laptop!
"Resuscitation is a key part of what anaesthesiologists do. The WCA 2021 is the largest global gathering of its kind, so we’re very excited to be able to bring together anaesthesiologists from every corner of the world to set this new record."

"I hope this will be a fun way to show clinicians some simple approaches that they can use to engage and train others in CPR and simulation-based training", said Professor Adrian Gelb, President, WFSA.

Registration is now closed due to the overwhelming popularity of the event and that those who are unable to link directly can follow the event on Facebook.

The world record attempt will be live-streamed on WFSA’s Facebook so invite your family, friends and colleagues to take part and let’s make history.
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