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Join the CPR Training World Record & make history at WCA 2021

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 CET

Register for World Record Attempt 

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 the World Restart a Heart Day – will highlight the need and the ease of making this vital training available to all.

Download the QCPR Classroom App and grab a cushion

WCA delegates will join the world record attempt by video call and the Laerdal developed CPR training app. This 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.

 “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.

To take part and make sure your country is contributing to the challenge please register here:

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. 

A easy to use step-by-step Learner guide to the Hands-on-heart CPR Classroom