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Charity trains school staff in Rainham to use life-saving equipment

17:45 25 February 2013

Volunteers from Sads UK train staff from Chafford School, Rainham, to use defibrillators.

Volunteers from Sads UK train staff from Chafford School, Rainham, to use defibrillators.

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A cardiac awareness charity has helped to train school staff to use life-saving equipment.

Sads (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) UK works with schools and the community to put defibrillators in place in case of a cardiac arrest.

The charity’s volunteers recently ran a training course for staff at Chafford School, in Lamb’s Lane South, Rainham, as part of its national Big Shock campaign to raise awareness of the condition. They were trained by paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service.

Supporting the cardiac charity Sads UK’s National Big Shock campaign Chafford School now have an Automated External Defibrillator on its premises to help save lives if a cardiac arrest occurs.

Anne Jolly, founder of Sads UK, said: “We are pleased that Chafford School will benefit from having a defibrillator on the premises.

“It’s good to know that if sudden cardiac arrest occurs the school will have a defibrillator quickly available to restart the heart.

“Using CPR alone provides a five per cent chance of survival but using CPR along with the defibrillator increases the chance of survival to over 50 per cent. This is why Sads UK is so passionate about putting this lifesaving equipment in place.”

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