26 April 2016

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Research from the charity shows that seven out of 10 students wouldn’t know what to do if someone was hurt, however the majority say they would like to learn first aid.

The 92 students took part in the sessions which covered CPR as well as defibrillator training.

Mr Gauntlett said: “After St John’s Ambulance delivered an assembly to students last term many of them were keen to learn more. These sessions aim to teach them the vital skills that will give them the confidence to act quickly and effectively if someone suffered a cardiac arrest.

“Every second counts and the response time can literally be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. I thinks it’s great that so many students wanted to learn these skills, which of course we hope they never have to use, but they can feel reassured that they will know what to do.”

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, and a person's chance of survival falls by about 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation.

St John Ambulance First Aid Training

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