The Little LifeSavers training model is designed to be an introduction to life-saving skills that can be given to the entire population – regardless of previous knowledge or experience. It has been carefully devised by senior doctors with many years’ experience in resuscitation. It aims to teach four simple, yet vital, skills, whilst ensuring the rescuer stays safe themselves and knows how to call for help early. These skills, when applied in the first minutes following choking or collapse, have been shown to save lives and improve outcomes after cardiac arrest. There is no expectation for the children who receive our training to become “First Responders” – it is offered so that they will know what to do if they are in a situation with a collapsed or choking casualty and can help if they would like to.
The model teaches four skills:
- Recognition and Management of a choking child
- Recognition and Management of collapsed child – Hands-Only CPR
- Recognition and Management of a collapsed adult – Hands-Only CPR
- The Recovery Position
Our model also includes a simple “shake-and-shout” casualty assessment and deliberately does not include breathing or pulse checks, or rescue breaths (mouth-to-mouth).
We have kept both the casualty assessment and the rescuer action very simple so as to avoid a scenario where the rescuer takes no action, because they are not sure if the casualty is breathing or not.
A certificate with the skill sequences is made available for the children after the session to help remember the skills.
Our training model has been designed to:
- Be simple and memorable, so non-medically trained adults can feel confident teaching it to children.
- Share simple knowledge and skills so that if the rescuer (adult or child) finds themselves confronted with a collapsed or choking casualty, they know what to do in those first moments.
- Explain and Emphasise the need for the rescuer to stay safe and summon help early
- Have simple casualty assessments so that the rescuer knows what to do next.
- Be in-line with current Resuscitation Council guidance for action by non-medically trained rescuers.
Little LifeSavers is designed to be learned by each and every adult member of the population, so they can have these life-saving skills for themselves. Teaching our children allows Volunteers to regularly practice these skills and so increase their confidence to use them should they need. By recruiting adult members of the public to learn this model of “hands-only” CPR, we can help save lives today; by asking those adults to teach school children a few times a year, we empower and equip children – and so save lives tomorrow.
Please click on the videos to see exactly what we teach and how we teach it.
If you would like to know more about becoming a Volunteer Instructor, please visit the Volunteer page”
To see our requirements to deliver a session at your school, please see the “Booking” page
If you have any questions please see our “Frequently Asked Questions” section.
If you would like to book a session for your school please visit the Booking page.