11 October 2019
On and around Wednesday 16 October 2019, organisations all over the world will be coming together to increase public awareness of cardiac arrests and increase the number of people trained in life saving CPR.
When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of hospital, there's a chain of events which can increase their chance of survival. This includes;
- Early access and recognition - being able to recognise someone is in cardiac arrest and get assistance
- Early bystander CPR - performing chest compressions
- Early defibrillation - confidence in using a defibrillator
- Early advanced critical care - delivered by critical care paramedics and/or doctors
Over a quarter of the jobs we attend are cardiac arrest, so please help us make a difference. Sign up for our free one-hour community basic life support training sessions here.
To mark Restart a Heart Day on 16 October, East Anglian Air Ambulance will also be delivering the extra following events across the region:
- Monday - CPR training is being delivered at an Ipswich school with an ITFC player, followed by deliverly of CPR training for Chatsworth ladies in the evening
- Tuesday – Training will be delivered to the A14 construction group, followed by Yelling Village hall and then Yelling WI.
- Wednesday – World Restart a Heart Day! In conjunction with the East of England Ambulance Service, we will be at Hellesdon High School teaching CPR to 300 students (https://www.resus.org.uk/events/rsah/)
- Thursday - We will be delivering CPR at Ely School for former patient Charlotte Salmons, who suffered a cardiac arrest
- Friday – Finally, we will be delivering CPR/AED training at Fakenham Racecourse between races
To find out more about the training we offer call us on 03450 669 999.