Can someone is not very strong still perform CPR properly?
Thank you for this really good question. The answer is yes you can deliver CPR if you are not very strong because most of the power comes from your core. You keep your elbows locked and straight and “rock” down by flexing your hips and have your upper body weight over the persons chest. It is about learning the correct technique to be most effective – don’t forget you will get bigger and stronger!
We have received some fantastic letters from pupils at Stonesfield school and all of them asked us a question.
Here are the answers.
Q. Why did you start I.M.P.S?
I.M.P.S. began way back in 1995 because the government of the day wanted to reduce the number of accidents in children under the age of 15 by the year 2000. We thought working with schools and teaching children how to take safer risks would be a good way to start. We then decided to teach them emergency life skills so they know what to do if an accident happens.
Q. What inspired you to join I.M.P.S?
Everyone at I.M.P.S. believes passionately about teaching children how to keep safe and preventing injuries. We were all inspired to join I.M.P.S. by a desire to do something worthwhile and make a difference to the lives of thousands of children.
Q. What is the favourite part of your job?
We all love working with Oxfordshire school children and teaching them skills that they will keep for life.
Q. What do you have to do to be an I.M.P.S. trainer?
You need to love working with children and teaching them skills. You have to have a very good sense of humour and be good at fundraising.
Q. How long has I.M.P.S. been going?
I.M.P.S. started in 1995 so we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year.
Q. Do you chose to do I.M.P.S. and if so why?
We all chose to work with I.M.P.S. because we all want to do a job we can be proud of.
Hello IMPS i just wondered how do A Ed’s actually give an electric shock. I think i know does it come
by the box where the instructions come from and where the buttons are to start the A ED
Great question! The AED is powered by strong batteries and when you press the flashing orange button on the machine the electric shock goes through the wires and the electrodes which you stick to the patients chest. Here is some more information about AED’s and how they work.
The Imps training was useful because it could help me save a persons life. For example, if someone was unconscious and not breathing I could help them by giving them CPR
After Imps session I have learnt lots of things to save loads of peoples life’s. My favourite part of the session was learning to put someone on the recovery position.
Really valuable. Very clear and practical. Great skills for life.
Probably the most important lessons the children will ever have. Thank you for providing this service.
I have been to I.M.P.S. every year for the last 5 years and I think it’s extremely important for the year 6’s as they learn so much during the visit. There’s a good balance between theory and practical activities and the staff are always so friendly and welcoming.
Over the years there have been several occasions when Y6 children have needed to put the skills they have learnt at IMPS into practice in real life.
Teacher, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Banbury.
I have found the IMPS trip very helpful and now I know what to do when someone is unconscious. DRSABC is very helpful to know because now I know how to save someone’s life.I hope that I can visit IMPS again.
We are really pleased that you found the I.M.P.S. visit helpful.
When I first did the quiz I got a very low score. Since the trip though, I got 100%!
Well done! That is just the result we hope for. The trick is to remember everything and get a high score again.