I have reported before about Heartstart Thatcham, another on of my projects. I have a fantastic team that support and run the training. We were set-up in May 2013 although the first public training session was not until August 2013. So we are reaching another milestone soon, but have already made another big achievement with the introduction of practical AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
Heartstart Thatcham recently welcomed their newest member of the team, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Little Anne, which has been purchased largely due to sponsorship from Laerdal Medical and Thatcham Rotary Club, in addition to a great deal of fundraising. The welcome was made at the latest training event held at, and for members of, Donnington Valley Golf Club. Scheme Coordinator, Dr Nick Young, noted that in the event of a Cardiac Arrest getting CPR started and an AED to the scene are vital, the sooner CPR is started, the better the chance of survival is. Without any intervention, CPR and/or an AED, the chances of a casualty surviving a Cardiac Arrest decrease by approximately 10% for every minute that passes and thus why it is so vital that someone steps in and takes action.
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