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Upminster teacher training is a lifesaver as defibrilator is installed

Lydia Lucy, Sarah Chissim and Robert Stacey are taught to use a defibrillator at Upminster school by trainer Ian Lloyd Lydia Lucy, Sarah Chissim and Robert Stacey are taught to use a defibrillator at Upminster school by trainer Ian Lloyd

Friday, March 28, 2014
4:00 PM

Teachers learned the value of first aid last week as a cardiac charity carried out defibrilator training.

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The Sudden Adult Death Trust (Sads) UK went along to Upminster Infant and Junior School on Friday to install an automated external defibrilator on the premises.

East of England Abmulance Service were on hand to show teachers how to act in the case of a cardiac arrest, while Sads UK patron Lydia Lucy, of X Factor fame also joined in.

Jenny Taylor, school assistant business manager, said it was a serious morning but the teachers all “thoroughly enjoyed it.”

She said: “Our governors wanted us to buy one and I got in touch with Sads. I think every school should have one, it’s a worthwhile investment.”

The defibrillator is lifesaving equipment that works to restore the heart rhythm if a person goes into cardiac arrest and the earlier a defibrillator is used the better the chance is of survival.

Anne Jolly, Sads UK founder, said she was pleased the school understood the benefits of having a defibrillator on the premises.

Using CPR provides a 5 per cent chance of survival to someone in cardiac arrest but using the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50 per cent.

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