Outside Mrs Nicholas’s office door, there is a piece of equipment hanging on the wall. It has been in place since just before Christmas. It is an AED – an Automatic External Defibrillator. A simple looking box with the potential to save a life!
The staff at the school recently had a training session from Williams and Associates about saving a life under the British Heart Foundation ‘HeartStart’ scheme. As part of this they learnt how easy an AED can be to use and how the relative accessibility of these pieces of equipment is really leading to the saving of more lives.
The staff were so impressed with the training team, that the school has arranged for an ‘Introduction to First Aid’ training session to be held at the school. Anyone over the age of 14, associated with the school may attend at a cost of £15 per person (a small price to pay to gain the knowledge to potentially save a life!) The session will take place on Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. More details can be obtained from Mrs Fernley by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To aid the local community, we are in the process of registering our AED with the London Ambulance Service. This will mean that Ambulance operators will be able to inform anyone attending to a person suffering a suspected heart attack locally about its location. They then may be able to obtain it from the school, whilst they await the arrival of the emergency Ambulance.