Huxlow students learn how to “Restart a Heart”
Tuesday 16 October 2018 was national “Restart a Heart” Day, organised through the joint effort of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the British Heart Foundation, who donated free training kits to the schools taking part.
115 Huxlow students were taught how to save a life by Community First Responders from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). They were trained in how to perform CPR on someone in cardiac arrest and how to use a defibrillator. In a life-threatening emergency seconds count and chest compressions keep oxygen flowing around the patient’s body increasing their chance of survival.
Mick Barnett-Connolly, Head of Community Response at EMAS said: “If someone suffers a cardiac arrest their chances of survival increases considerably if it happens in front of someone who starts CPR immediately. We are growing the network of lifesavers in the East Midlands by equipping these students with skills they will remember for life.”