In the UK each year, many thousands of people suffer a cardiac arrest which, unlike a heart attack, is when their heart suddenly stops beating. Around 80% of these occur at home and the remainder in public places. Of those in whom the Emergency Services attempt resuscitation, only around 10% survive to leave hospital alive. Scandinavian countries have much better rates of survival than the UK, because more people attempt CPR.
In the UK, people who have had a cardiac arrest would have a greater chance of survival if someone had started CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) before the Emergency Services arrive. But you may well ask, how do people get to learn how to do CPR? This is what the Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Club have been teaching local people for over 10 years.
The Club are now looking for interested people who have the time and dedication to help them continue this hugely worthwhile process and teach local people CPR. The following are a few questions and answers that we thought might help provide some details about joining this initiative.
What does being a trainer mean?
What training will I receive to help me become a trainer?
Who will be teaching me how to train people to teach these life-saving skills?
What will the training consist of?
Who will I be training?
What is the time commitment?
What do you think? Have you got the time to spare to
participate in teaching a life-saving skill? If so, contact Beverley.
One final point, to know that the training you have given may save someone’s life, that feeling cannot be put into words. It’s a very special thing.
more Supplied by Rotary to replace the previous one.
more Making more AEDs available in the community.
more Links and videos
more Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary has provided two defibrillators for use in the local community.
more KINGSBRIDGE Estuary Rotary Club trained their thousandth person in lifesaving skills in January 2017
back We've suspended CPR and AED training during the coronavirus outbreak. This page has a link to a refresher document with updated guidance.