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Cardiff: British Heart Foundation CPR Sessions
16 August, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us at the Virgin Money Cardiff Lounge on Friday 16 August for free CPR sessions by the British Heart Foundation in our Community Room. There will be a session on the hour between 10:00am and 4:00pm (last session is at 3:00pm).
Each year within the UK 30,000 individuals suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest. Shockingly only 1 in 10 of those individuals survive. Within Wales there are 2,800 out of hospital cardiac arrests each year, with less than 280 of those individuals surviving. These are the headlines here with the UK and Wales.
As a result of these shocking numbers BHF researched survival rates in other European countries where the survival rate was around 70%. Findings suggested that the populations within these countries were more confident and competent at performing CPR which is an essential lifesaving skill to increase an individual’s chances of surviving a Cardiac arrest. For every 60 seconds that someone is in Cardiac Arrest and they find themselves in a scenario where nobody has administered CPR their chances of surviving reduce by 10%. We feel by training as many individuals as possible we can help increase the survival rate and reduce the amount of deaths attributed to out of hospital cardiac arrests in our communities.
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