Here’s something to think about if you’re a golfer.
Has your club got its act together on this score?
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.
Our Next Course
We look forward to welcoming you:
Malcolm Barbara Dawn Mike
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.
* 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.
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