Having recently completed a first aid course and becoming a volunteer first responder, I was appalled to find that Kingston Centre, where my office is based, has NO defibrillator!
Thousands of people visit the centre each week, so is a probability that at some point, someone will suffer a cardiac arrest and require CPR. I want to make sure, that when it does happen, a defibrillator is available to increase chances of survival
30,000 people die each year from out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), 620 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of these deaths happen to children within schools. If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%.