In week 9, we held Restart-A-Heart training events again. We are really grateful to be able to support this cause and offer upskilling to our students and staff in such a crucial area of human health. Restart-A-Heart (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by Resuscitation Council UK which aims to increase the number of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. This year is the ninth Restart a Heart. This training was supported by the London Ambulance Service and took place in both Charterhouse and East India Import buildings.
Available to all students and staff members, we had a great turnout with 125 participants attending over the two days.
The sessions, which involved trained professionals demonstrating the proper actions to take when someone is having a cardiac arrest, including the all-important CPR, were a huge success. 86% of attendees strongly agreed that the event met their expectations and 91% strongly agreed that the event gave them an opportunity to learn skills that they would find relevant.
Below are some testimonials from students and staff on the sessions:
Excellent session. The video was informative and helped prepare me for the practical. Well done.
I really appreciate the training, it was very useful.
It's a good experience for me and would love more training opportunities.
Life lesson learnt.
Really helpful, I felt I learnt more even though I had previously attended a first aid course.
Thank you, I have relearned what I forgot from 3 years ago.
Very educative session.
Very good training.
Very thorough, so happy with my new skills.
We also asked attendees whether they would attend a full day of training, to which 98.5% responded positively. With this in mind, we hope to host events for you soon that continually develop your professional and extracurricular skills, especially ones that could save a life.
There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year, and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10%. When someone has a cardiac arrest, performing immediate CPR can help double their chance of survival in some cases1.
1. Resuscitation to Recovery, https://www.resus.org.uk/publications/resuscitation-to-recovery/