Learn CPR And Defibrillator Skills With St John Ambulance For Restart A Heart 2018
People in West Yorkshire are being offered the chance to learn how to help someone who has gone into cardiac arrest, as first aid charity, St John Ambulance, brings life saving skills to the public as part of the 2018 Restart A Heart campaign.
Working with the Resuscitation Council and other partners, St John Ambulance’s first aid demonstrations will contribute to an ambition of teaching more than 200,000 people these skills in October. While Restart A Heart Day is on 16 October, St John Ambulance’s highly trained volunteers around the country will be arranging demos between 9 and 23 October to give people more opportunities to attend.
Local volunteers will be providing demonstrations on the following dates and locations:
13 October - Wetherby Town Hall, Market Place, Wetherby between 9am – 3pm
17 October - St John Ambulance Bradford Headquarters, 206 Legrams Lane, Bradford between 7pm-9pm
20 October - Myers Croft, Gay Lane, Otley between 11am-12pm
These sessions, which last an hour, are free to attend and will include practical information on how to deliver Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and deliver shocks to the heart with a defibrillator.
Currently, only one in 10 people in the UK survives a cardiac arrest out of hospital and St John Ambulance and its Restart A Heart partners want to change that. Chances of survival double when someone gives immediate CPR and significantly increases further when a defibrillator is used.
Andrew Feely, District Manager at St John Ambulance, said: “We’re really pleased to be participating in this year’s Restart A Heart campaign. A cardiac arrest can happen any time and without warning so we’re looking forward to sharing knowledge of first aid techniques so that more people can step forward when confronted with a heart-related emergency, making communities safer. Come and see us at our Restart A Heart event and we’ll show you what to do in a cardiac arrest situation and how to use first aid combined with a defibrillator to improve someone’s chances of survival.”
The campaign will be promoted widely on social media. To join in the conversation, search for the hashtag #RestartAHeart. To find out more about the campaign online and also to see a full list of demos please visit www.sja.org.uk/restartaheart.
For those looking for quick, easily accessible information, the free, highly popular St John Ambulance app is available on smartphones (Android, Apple and Blackberry), and the website – www.sja.org.uk – offers demo videos, an interactive game, and lots of free advice.
Learn CPR And Defibrillator Skills With St John Ambulance For Restart A Heart 2018, 3rd October 2018, 9:08 AM