Learning to save a life

Andy Cartwright Uncategorized

Kenilworth Lions have sponsored two free courses for members of the public to be trained in the vital life-saving techniques of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the use of AED (automated external defibrillator) devices. The first course was held at the Kenilworth Centre this week, with another one available on the 30th October.

The courses are run by volunteers from local charity Warwickshire Hearts, working in conjunction with another local charity Evelyn’s Gift.

As well as hosting the two events, Kenilworth Lions have donated the cost of a new AED to help Warwickshire Hearts develop and extend their vital work.

Lions’ president Kerry Kirwan said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Warwickshire Hearts in this way. All the evidence is that the first person attending someone suffering cardiac arrest is the one most likely to be able to save their life. If that person has been trained in CPR/AED the chances of success are much greater.”

Anyone wanting to attend the next course on the 30th October should register on the Warwickshire Hearts website at http://warwickfirstresponders.org/events/cpraed-training-kenilworth-lions-club-30-oct/

 

Kenilworth Lions president Kerry Kirwan presenting the donated AED to Nick Shacklock, chairman of Warwickshire Hearts.

Kenilworth town mayor Cllr Kate Dickson speaking at the start of the training session.

Course attendees learning how to administer CPR.