Performing Effective CPR: The Benefits of Beaty

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the world’s leading cause of death. In the UK alone, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events every year, and the chance of survival is less than 10%. However, this figure can be doubled or even tripled if CPR is initiated by someone nearby or by an emergency responder. In … Continued

5th March 2020

Do Hotels Need a Defibrillator?

One Sunday afternoon in October 2019, local authority worker Gordon Armstrong went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) whilst sat down for lunch at the Glencoe Hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Without warning, his survival clock began ticking.

In the UK, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital SCAs every year, and fewer than 1 in 10 people survive. Despite this shocking statistic, there is currently no UK legislation that requires organisations to install an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) on their site.

4th November 2019

Teaching Basic First Aid and CPR to Children

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time – and to anyone – so it would perhaps make sense for children across schools in the UK to be taught basic first aid and CPR.

This is the concept being put forward by child branch student editor Gary Williams in Nursing Times, who has been volunteering with the first
responders from the Lincolnshire Voluntary Integrated Emergency Service to teach a group of cub scouts about first aid, how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

20th December 2016