Can you spare two hours of your life to save someone else's?
The Lancashire Football Association is offering free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Training to any clubs who feel they will benefit.
Lasting around two hours long, the training sessions are open to coaches, parents and players aged 11 and above. They cater for complete beginners, as well as those who have previously taken similar courses and require a refresher lesson.
Training in CPR & AED can often be expensive - but you can book our sessions for free.
Our CPR & AED Awareness Training covers the Primary Survey - which includes learning the recovery position, the basics of CPR, and how to use an AED - and is endorsed by the North West Ambulance Service and CardiacSmart.
The sessions will be taught by our Designated Safeguarding Officer Chris Doherty, who is a fully-qualified first aid instructor and community first responder.
To book one for your club, please contact Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In the UK, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year outside of hospital where the emergency medical services attempt resuscitation.
- However, less than one in ten victims of cardiac arrest survive to be discharged from hospital.
- In some cases, CPR can double the chances of survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest.
- Defibrillation within 3–5 min of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50–70%.
- Fewer than 2% of victims have an AED deployed before the ambulance arrives.
Sources: British Heart Foundation and Resuscitation Council UK.