PROJECT OBJECTIVES Our aims are to: Give the people of Kenilworth the knowledge and skills to deliver life-saving assistance by providing comprehensive training in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED); Establish a Kenilworth based team of CPR/AED Trainers; Promote the training and recruitment of Kenilworth based First Responder volunteers; Map the location and accessibility of all AED’s in the Kenilworth area and ensure that information is widely disseminated to the emergency services and the community of Kenilworth; Support the acquisition of further AED’s as may be required to provide 24 hour blanket coverage across the Kenilworth community; Encourage and assist with a maintenance programme to ensure the state of readiness of all AED’s in the Kenilworth community;
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We have mapped 35 defibs in Kenilworth and only 5 are currently registered with WMAS. only 10 are available 24/7. If all defibs were registered and available all day everyday then the town and its residents will be much safer. Alongside this, if a high percentage of the population were trained in CPR and Defib then we would be one of the safest towns to live in the Country and on the way to much higher survival rates like elsewhere in the world. Without immediate CPR and defibrillation when cardiac arrest occurs, the chances of survival are less than 5%. With a defibrillator being used on a patient combined with effective CPR, the odds of survival can be increased dramatically. Survival rates drop 7-10% for every minute without appropriate CPR/AED support and permanent brain damage can be incurred within 10 minutes. In 2018 NHS England reported that the Ambulance Service attempted to resuscitate 28,000 people in sudden cardiac arrest (1/2000 of population /year).
Steps to get it done:
The main impact will be to save lives and make Kenilworth a safer place to work and live in
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