Kingswells Defibrillators and Training
Kingswells Community Council and the Community Centre are working to expand upon the work already started by the British Heart Foundation in creating a Nation of Lifesavers.
We will be working towards providing defibrillators around the village. We will also arrange training for any member of the public who is interested in joining the project.
Nation of Lifesavers
The BHF project could save up to 5,000 lives a year and challenges the perception that most cardiac arrests, where the heart stops pumping, happen in public places. In fact, 80 percent of the 30,000 annual out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home – often in front of families and loved ones.
Creating a Nation of Lifesavers
Less than one in ten people survive a cardiac arrest. This is partly because people do not have the skills or confidence to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In some cases, performing CPR will double a person’s chance of survival.
Kingswells Community Defibrillators
We plan to have a number of training sessions in the near future, but want to identify people who are interested in adding to their skills and want be able to assist in an emergency situation, if one arises.
Why YOU should provide CPR
and use a defibrillator in an emergency.
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