Everyone meet Noah, this young man decided to do something really amazing for his community. Noah challenged himself to ride 1 mile on his bike without stabilisers to raise money for a community defibrillator campaign and he smashed it raising over £300. The idea was completely his own and his determination is fantastic. It was a pleasure to meet Noah and present him with a certificate for his efforts, we should all be a bit more like Noah.
The cuckoo in Newstead are raising money to place a defibrillator outside of the pub available for the whole community 24/7 and this super challenge has really helped boost the funds to enable them to do that. If you would like to donate to the campaign please click the link and we will be sure to keep Noah updated on the progress.
Defibrillators are easy to use and come with either verbal or visual step by step instructions. The machines are designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training. Anyone needing a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and the call handler will advise where the nearest one is and how to access it. If effective CPR and a defibrillator can be applied within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse the chances of survival for the victim can increase from 6%-74%. Without immediate treatment, 90%-95% of patients will die.
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time and following the four steps in the chain of survival can help to increase the patient chances of survival.
- Call 999
- Commence CPR
- Early Defibrillation
- Early Advanced Life Support