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What to do if there is a cardiac arrest in the crowd?

What to do if there is a cardiac arrest in the crowd? What to do if there is a cardiac arrest in the crowd? One of the best ways to prevent death from cardiac arrest is prompt treatment with an AED. Although athletes themselves do have cardiac arrests it is rare. More commonly those who…

How to maintain your local AED?

How to maintain your local community AED’s or defibrillator? Updated January 2021 Community AED’s are becoming more and more common. This is a good thing as they are ‘life saving’ devices designed for non-experts to use in the event of a Cardiac Arrest. Do you know how to maintain your local AED? Do you have…

Report Summary: Out of hospital cardiac arrest: A Strategy for Scotland

Out of hospital cardiac arrest In 1666, one of the most iconic events in modern science occurred. While standing in the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton watched an apple fall to the ground, and a theory began to form. At this point, we stop telling Newton’s story and finish our neat story…

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Scottish Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Rates by Ambulance Crews Rise

Scottish Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Rates by Ambulance Crews Rise Scottish Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Rates by Ambulance Crews Rise More Scots are being successfully resuscitated following a cardiac arrest, based on Scottish Ambulance Service statistics. Over the last six months, an average of 66% of patients whose arrests were witnessed by ambulance crews were alive on…

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Bystander CPR: What is it and how successful is it?

Updated January 2021 What is Bystander CPR? Bystander CPR is when someone steps in to assist a person who’s had a sudden cardiac arrest and then starts chest compressions and rescue breaths in order to save their life. This person may or may not have had first aid training. They just happen to be there…

Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life

Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life in Poolewe Co-op graduate uses defibrillator to save a life. First Aiders trained by First Aid Training Co-operative and Heartstart Aultbea, along with an off duty paramedic successfully resuscitated a casualty on the 13th of January 2016 at Poolewe Village Hall. The first aiders, all members of…

Electric Shock – do you know what to do?

Electric Shock – do you know what to do? Electric shock A flow of electricity between two parts of the human body can cause a current to flow that can block the electrical signals between the brain and the muscles. This may have a number of effects including: Stopping the heart beating properly Preventing the…

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