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ECCH delivers defibrillator training to Suffolk community

ECCH delivers defibrillator training to Suffolk community

Last week saw members of a Suffolk community receive life-saving defibrillator training from ECCH Training Officer Simon Drewett.

Over 30 enthusiastic individuals turned out to Wenhaston Village Hall to learn how to use the defibrillators they have at 2 locations in the village. As well as learning about cardiac arrest and defibrillators, the training also covered CPR for adults and children, heart attack and choking.

Those attending asked lots of fantastic questions and were very eager to learn how to help save a life.

Did you know? Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Two big factors that play a part in this are:

  • There aren’t enough people prepared to perform CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest
  • There aren’t enough defibrillators

By having a defibrillator available and by training people in CPR, they can play an important part in saving more lives and showing residents they care for their community. Having a public access defibrillator (PAD) available in an emergency can be life-saving, especially in remote communities where ambulance response times may be longer.

Public access defibrillators are often bought by parish councils, residents’ groups, social clubs and churches. Funds can be raised through business sponsorship, donations and fundraising activities.

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