More than 17,000 signatures: The campaign #ichrette living accompanies a petition for the nationwide mandatory introduction of lessons in resuscitation - and already generates an incredible amount of attention in the first in 36 hours.
"We're going viral - and I don't mean Covid for once!" cheers Dr. Carola Holzner, emergency physician from Duisburg and experienced influencer Doc Caro in the social networks.
Together with Professor Bernd Böttiger, the Chairman of the German Resuscitation Council (GRC)., it launched the campaign as early as 2021.
"Now we want to set an example and finally see the promise kept that every child will be taught resuscitation from the seventh grade at the latest! Because then saving lives will be as natural as riding a bike or swimming. In Germany, more than 70,000 people die of sudden cardiovascular arrest every year. A silent pandemic",
explains Böttiger, Director of the Clinic for Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital in Cologne.