Acting quickly when someone is in cardiac arrest and fighting for their life is crucially important.
Around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the UK every year, but only one in ten people survive. A disturbing statistic is that as many as 270 children will die from cardiac arrest in UK schools each year.
When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by at least 10%. A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest. This machine is also known as an AED (automated external defibrillator).
However nearly three quarters of the population are not trained in CPR and defibrillators are available in just 4% of cardiac arrests. More needs to be done to give people a better chance of survival.
At Cardiosave we invest our time and energy to teach people life saving skills. We offer a specialised 3 hour CPR and AED workshop. Our trainers are fully qualified and approved by Ofqual. In addition, we offer other First Aid training courses and also supply LIFEPAK ® AEDs; the brand used by 70% of UK ambulance services!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen anywhere, at any time and often strikes without warning. Every year in the UK at least 60,000 people, including many young people, suffer SCA. Professor Michael Gatzoulis, a leading Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, confirms that using defibrillators has an established record of saving lives when a victim suffers SCA. He also stresses the benefit of receiving specialised defibrillator training. Cardiosave, in association with the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals’ Charity, are working to promote awareness about SCA and increase the availability of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in public places. Cardiosave also train the public to use these products safely and effectively.
Learn how Steve Hodder, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at London Bridge station, is here today because of the quick, confident response of his rescuer who fortunately had immediate access to an AED.