Do You Need To Run Defibrillator Training?

If your business has invested in an automatic defibrillator you need to make sure that all of your staff know how to use it.

While AEDs are designed to be simple to use for those with no prior medical training, it certainly doesn’t hurt to make sure people are confident to pick one up and use it in an emergency.

The Llanidloes Rotary Club recently offered free defibrillator training to people in its local community, the Cambrian News reported.

It arranged the defibrillator awareness day after having raised money for an AED to be installed on the wall of the town’s old post office last year. As well as teaching people how to use the defibrillator, the training session went through basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.

The Rotary Club in Llanidloes isn’t the only place that’s been running defibrillator training recently. Following the attack on the Manchester Arena in May, Bolton youth charity Xplode Magazine has been running emergency first aid and defibrillator training in the city.

Five of the charity’s volunteers were at the Ariana Grande concert when the blast occurred, which prompted them to find a constructive way to respond to the tragedy.

Saeed Atcha, CEO of Xplode Magazine, commented: “We think it’s very important that we are able to give young people the opportunity to have life-saving skills because in a situation like we are in at the moment everyone is feeling helpless.”

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