Sudden Cardiac Arrest - that's the condition which only affects the elderly isn't it? That preys on those which live an unhealthy lifestyle? Similar to a heart attack?
Just over a year ago, Conservative MPs blocked the Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education Bill to bring in compulsory First Aid training in schools. The bill was prevented from going further by ‘filibustering’ – a term used to describe when MPs talk non-stop until the time to discuss the bill and vote, runs out. [...]
It’s that time of year again! No sooner than summer starts does it feel like we’re back to sharpening our pencils, buying new lunchboxes and ironing out the shirt creases before sending our little ones back for another school year.
But wait...what’s that? Your school doesn’t have a defibrillator?!
Cardiac arrest is an incredibly frightening occurrence of which no one is immune, not even children.
In the second edition of our "7 Questions" series, we were lucky enough to speak with Tracy Tyson, a mother whose son tragically suffered a cardiac arrest 3 years ago, but thankfully survived thanks to her quick actions to administer CPR and a shock from a defibrillator delivered by paramedics at the scene. [...]
Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects with 1 in every 100 babies born with CHD.
With over 1,400 births every day, that’s 7% of babies which are born already affected by a heart condition. However children are still not adequately screened for heart defects despite many which suffer sudden cardiac arrest having an undetected heart condition. [...]
First Aid, how important is it to you?
Well, as a skill set that can potentially save lives and reduce long-term injury, we’re hoping its pretty high on your list of priorities. But just in case it’s not, in this article we’ll be exploring just how beneficial first aid can be when taught from an early age, and how this can affect our communities positively for future years.