The PUSH project is designed to give individuals the skills and confidence to give cardiac compressions and to teach them about taking more responsibility for their own Health and Wellbeing.
Through skills training and confidence building the project is aiming to improve bystander response by training as many people in Kent and Medway with the push project.
The PUSH project is delivered to individuals via the use of a small plastic heart shaped cushion which when sufficient pressure is applied the cushion squeaks. The person is trained to perform 100-120 compressions (squeaks) per minute over 10 minutes. The project is initially looking to trial the program amongst school age children by delivering sessions via school classrooms and out of school clubs such as Scouts. The training will be delivered by a Train the trainer method with a set delivery plan and materials to support the trainer and session. The training will be interactive and informative, using an element of competition amongst the school children and issuing of certificates upon participation of the training. The initial trial period will be evaluated and adapted as required to look to roll out across Kent and Medway.