You probably recognise this as the title of a song by The Fray – but it’s also the title of the next Catena event at David Lloyd West Bridgford on 23rd August from 6-8pm
Many of us will have read stories of people of who have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), some of whom have been high profile sports people. Due to the speedy intervention of people who knew how to give CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and how to use a defibrillator, these lives were saved.
The current rate of initial bystander CPR in England is reported to be around 43%
12 people under the age of 35 die every week due to sudden cardiac arrest in the UK
270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school
When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%
Currently, only 20% of cardiac arrest victims are in a ‘shockable’ rhythm when the EMS arrive; this figure can be increased if more cardiac arrest victims received immediate, effective CPR from bystanders
If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%
Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die
Whilst most businesses will have a trained first aider, it may take a few precious minutes for them to reach the emergency scene – but if you know how to perform CPR and operate a defibrillator, you could save the life of a colleague.
This event will teach you the skills and confidence to perform CPR & to operate a defibrillator.
There is a small fee of £10 to attend this course and registration is essential. Please register as a Catena member and an invoice will be emailed to you, on receipt of payment, your place will be confirmed.
Please arrive from 6pm when light refreshments will be served, the training will commence at 6.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any queries, please contact Claire Bicknell 07595 281315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org