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Stafford woman campaigns for map of life saving defibrillators in Stafford Borough

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A STAFFORD woman who was brought back from the dead after having a cardiac arrest has bought a defibrillator for the town centre.

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Heathrow is the safest place in London to have a cardiac arrest

The London Ambulance Service has declared Heathrow Airport as having the highest cardiac arrest survival rate in London, outside of hospital.

The airport has 180 heart-starting defibrillators, over 100 first aid-trained front line staff and a specialist team of 15 bicycle-riding London Ambulance Service paramedics.

 

Recent statistics show that the Heathrow Cycle Response Unit reached 93.6% of the most serious and life-threatening emergencies at the airport within eight minutes – far exceeding the national target of 75% within that time frame.  The overall cardiac arrest survival rate in London in 2011/12 was 10.9% and in Heathrow was 74%.

 

The bicycling paramedics treated almost 900 passengers out of the 6.5m that travelled in June – with more than a fifth being treated for life-threatening conditions.  It is reported that passengers are never more than two minutes away from a defibrillator.

 

London Ambulance Service Community Resuscitation Training Officer Martin Bullock said:  “We’ve been working with Heathrow Airport for over ten years and thanks to the defibrillators, its first aid-trained staff and our cycle responders, it has one of the highest cardiac arrest survival rates in the world.  The survival rate witnessed for cardiac arrests at the airport is six times as high as in London overall.”

 

If a passenger is believed to be in a life-threatening condition, the onsite ambulance is called at the same time to ensure additional helps arrives as soon as possible.  In less serious cases, the bicycle paramedic or emergency medical technician is sent initially on their own and can then request further assistance if required.

 

Heathrow also encourages its staff to participate in company-wide first aid courses.


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Water Safety in Open Water

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Open water swimming takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as, lakes, rivers, canals, reservoirs and quarries. Flat or Still water is defined as...
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Memory Monday - 02/09/2013

Memory Monday - 02/09/2013 | First Aid - Trials and Tribulations | Scoop.it
The Royal Life Saving Society UK has a rich and fascinating history. Although the Society is constantly evolving and looking to the future, we still like to recognise and look back at its heritage....
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Stafford woman campaigns for map of life saving defibrillators in Stafford Borough

Stafford woman campaigns for map of life saving defibrillators in Stafford Borough | First Aid - Trials and Tribulations | Scoop.it
A STAFFORD woman who was brought back from the dead after having a cardiac arrest has bought a defibrillator for the town centre.

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4 Benefits Of First Aid Training In The Workplace | Gibson

4 Benefits Of First Aid Training In The Workplace | Gibson | First Aid - Trials and Tribulations | Scoop.it
Most large organizations provide health and safety training, but first aid and CPR training is often overlooked, while it can be very effective.
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Becky Nott (Humanity OHS)'s curator insight, March 4, 2014 5:38 PM

This article highlights the importance of all employees receiving some form of first aid training. Having employees trained in first aid ebables a safer workplace as first aid officers can prevent some incidences from occuring or can treat minor injuries that do occur and in doing so can identify how those injuries were caused so that they wont happen again. Training employees in first aid could also give them the ability to save a life if they were put in that situation.

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HSE no longer required to approve first aid training and qualifications

HSE no longer required to approve first aid training and qualifications | First Aid - Trials and Tribulations | Scoop.it
Regulations will be amended from October 1st this year to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications.
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COMPANIES URGED TO TAKE CARE WHEN CHOOSING FIRST AID TRAINING PROVIDERS HSE

COMPANIES URGED TO TAKE CARE WHEN CHOOSING FIRST AID TRAINING PROVIDERS HSE | First Aid - Trials and Tribulations | Scoop.it
St John Ambulance is urging employers to protect their staff and customers by checking the credentials of first aid training providers, following news from the Health and Safety Executive that from October, it will no longer be doing so through the...
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HSE issues first aid guidance ahead of regulation changes - Workplace Law Network (subscription)

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HSE issues first aid guidance ahead of regulation changes
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“From October, HSE will no longer approve first-aid training and qualifications.
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