Donating lifesaving defibrillators in schools
Making schools 'Heartsafe' by having a defibrillator on school premises to restart the heart if a pupil or teacher suffers a cardiac arrest. The quicker a therapeutic shock is delivered the better chance there is of survival for students and others who experience cardiac arrest.
January 2011 - December 2013
Sometimes the first sign of a cardiac abnormality is when a person suffers cardiac arrest. Sadly cardiac arrest affects children and young people as well as the older population. Without prompt treatment they could die.
Having a defibrillator, which is lifesaving medical equipment, on the premises will assist in restarting the heart if this emergency occurs and has the potential to save lives.
Making schools heart aware
Activities» Providing schools with information about heart conditions that can affect the young and providing details of the warning signs to look out for.
Success will be...making more schools aware of heart conditions that can cause a sudden cardiac death
More people will become aware and contact their health professional for medical advice if they are suffering signs and symptoms consistent with information provided by the charity.
Schools are busy places and there may be some apprehension with regard to installing the defibrillator and training. The local ambulance services will help in providing training and allaying any concerns the school may have.
Via regular contact and in line with their reporting procedures
Budget - Project Cost: £1,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,500 Defibrillator Includes AED & initial training & ancillaries
The defibrillator project covers schools in the United Kingdom
Anyone who suffers cardiac arrest on school premises. Cardiac arrest can affect a person of any age and background.
The cardiac charity SADS UK has been working with families living with inherited cardiac conditions that can cause sudden cardiac death for over 10 years and has placed defibrillators in schools where its known a child has a condition. The charity has often been contacted by families who've been bereaved of a child as a result of them suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. from which they sadly did not survive. SADS UK understands lives can be saved by the speedy use of CPR and a defibrillator.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Andrea is the Defibrillator Project Manager, she organizes schools to receive information as requested and organises defibrillator training for school
The ambulance service carry out the training of the Automated External Defibrillators at the school.
The office manager oversees the smooth running of the project.
A defibrillator could save a life
Having the defibrillator at school changes the way I feel when I’m there. I feel comfortable and secure knowing it's there for anyone who may need it