Would you know what to do if someone you know suffered a cardiac arrest?
In the event of a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia, every second counts. The faster an Automated External Defibrillator can be successfully applied and used, the higher the chance of survival from cardiac arrest. Even shaving off the shortest amounts of time can mean the difference between life and death.
Standish Village Hall has a detachable A.E.D (Automated External Defibrillator) available for use by anyone in the event of a cardiac arrest. It is located on the wall to the left of the front door, facing the car park.
Although the device gives instructions for use so it can be used without training, a recent incident showed that unfamiliarity with its working can waste valuable seconds. Accordingly a training session has been arranged for SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER at the Village Hall between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., conducted by a trainer from the Hall’s tenant ERFA – a First Aid Training company. This has been sponsored by the Village Hall Committee and is free of charge.
The course will cover:
Basic life support (CPR) including practice on mannequins
Safety aspects of defibrillation
Legal aspects of defibrillation
Life threatening cardiac rhythms
Practical training with the defibrillator
Attending this course could help you save a life.
Places are limited – to book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01453 828568