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What Does CPR Actually Stand For?

Here’s a novel way of answering that…

Call for help –  ie. dial 999 (or 112, at least until Brexit)

Push – ie. Chest Compressions

Restart  – ie. find and use that defibrillator

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THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT THERE MAY WELL BE SOME CANCELLATIONS, SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO ADD YOUR NAMES TO WHAT IS NOW A WAITING LIST.

Tuesday 16th October 2018

6.15 for 6.30pm

til 8.30pm

Which also happens to be WORLD RE-START A HEART DAY

Venue:

Streetly Sports and Community Association
Foley Road East,
Streetly,   Sutton Coldfield,   B74 3HR

Suitable for ALL AGES from 10 years upwards

We are very grateful for being offered this venue free of charge. The tutor, as for previous courses will be Mike Bennett who is the Lead Resuscitation Officer for Birmingham and who will also offer his excellent skills voluntarily.

All this means there will be no charge at all to participants.

Topics covered include First Aid (from Babies to Adults) for Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Choking. Also use of a Defibrillator.

Places are, of course, limited and must be allocated on a first come first served basis and must be pre-booked.

Only those who have pre-booked can be guaranteed entry

Early application is very much recommended

 

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We look forward to welcoming you:

THE “CPR COUNTS” TEAM

Malcolm                Barbara                         Dawn                       Mike

Tai Chi Group PHOTO 120618

Malcolm’s Story

Defibrillators Prove Their Worth

A recently published study from Italy* has clearly shown, despite small victim numbers, an alarming discrepancy between survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in sports centres with and without an automated external defibrillator (AED).

During an 18-year period, data regarding exercise-related SCA in sports centres were prospectively collected. Survival rates and time to response were compared between centres with an AED already available and centres where an AED was not already present. Neurologically intact survival rates were 93% in centres with on-site AED and only 9% in centres without.

CPR is still vital to keep the brain from damage while the heart isn’t pumping independently, but the timely presence of an AED can make all the difference. Continuous efforts should be made in order to introduce AEDs in sports and fitness centres, implement educational programmes and increase common awareness about SCA.

An AED is something we hope will never be needed but when it is, it’s a LIFE SAVER.

If you attend a sports club or centre find out if they have an AED and how well it is signposted. If they haven’t got one, get working on it!! Please.

* Aschieri D, Penela D, Pelizzoni V, et al

Outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest in sports centres with and without on-site external defibrillators Heart 2018;104:1344-1349.

Latest Course a Great Success

Little Aston Village Hall was the scene of our latest Basic Life Support course on 17th July. Despite a few cancellations we had a fantastic turnout of 46 people of all ages – it was really good to see all the younger people who attended, an age range we have seen far too little of so far. Let’s hope they spread the word amongst their peers while we await the initiation of the news that CPR training will be added to the school curriculum.

The venue was ideal for our course and we behaved ourselves so well that we have been invited to hold another course there on a future date. Another reason for those local to the venue to spread the word and to keep an eye on this blog for details as they emerge.

Photos of the evening  Photos from Little Aston on 17th July 2018