The success of the short video showing people how to give CPR to the Proclaimers song 500 miles has encouraged more people to be confident about how to respond to someone needing help.
Currently 1 in 12 people will not survive a cardiac arrest and because this film shows people simply what they can do it is believed to be literally a lifesaver till paramedics arrive.
Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government, said:
“This film set out to increase awareness of CPR and it’s great to see that more than half of those who watched it felt more confident giving CPR, with a significant number saying it helped them better understand when and how to do CPR.
“I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t watched it yet to do so – it’s a few minutes and the skills you’ll learn could save a life one day.”