Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs, due to an abnormal heart rhythm. It can happen to anyone, at any time.
- 60,000 people have a sudden cardiac arrest within the community every year in the UK.
- 12 each week are under the age of 35.
- Only 1 in 10 survive.
If effective action is taken within the first minute, it can treble chances of survival.
Would YOU know what to do?
UK Coaching have created a digital toolkit, which includes an interactive eLearning course, in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, and funded by Sport England. The Toolkit is free and will help you gain the knowledge and confidence to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
- practical information and advice
- an immersive scenario-based eLearning course
- a series of high impact and informative videos
- insightful interviews and compelling written features with survivors, their coaches, and victims’ families
- signposting to further support.
We encourage anyone involved in sports and physical activity - including coaches, personal trainers, club organisers, referees, volunteers, parents, participants and spectators - to access this life-saving learning.
Enrol at ukcoaching.org/sca