Drive to increase number of people trained in basic first-aid
Workspace tenant - Elastoclass First Aid Ltd - are trying to increase the number of people trained in first-aid with a series of Basic First-Aid courses here at Workspace House.
With recent research and reports suggesting that just eight per cent of victims survive an out-of- hospital cardiac arrest in England. Libby Rolfe, registered general nurse and owner of Elastoclass, is eager to improve the odds.
The three hour courses start on April 23 and will provide training in basic first-aid. There are three sessions a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with another two on Saturday. Libby said “The chances of surviving a non-hospital cardiac arrest is virtually zero if no-one attempts CPR.
Simply calling 999 is not enough, knowing how to perform procedures such as CPR or using an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can make all the difference in saving someone’s life.”
Libby has also advised that she will also donate £5 of every booking fee to local charity, Gemma’s Hearts, which raises funds to finance the installation of AED machines in the community. Anyone can book a place by clicking this link - elastoclass .
At the end of each course attendees will receive a Basic Life Support qualification.
You can read the article that appeared on the Peterborough Telegraph below.