SADS UK delivers Lifesaving Initiative to Year 8 Pupils
The founders of SADS UK, Anne Jolly MBE and John Jolly MBE, Paramedics Zaki Manan and John Stein and Amy Telfer Intensive Care Nurse participated in teaching the pupils. A PowerPoint presentation was given to explain how to save a life if they should witness or be called to a cardiac arrest incident. This was followed by a hands-on teaching of CPR and using the defibrillator. The aim of the teaching is that every child recognises if a person is in cardiac arrest and is be able to provide chest compressions and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Anne Jolly MBE, Founder of SADS UK says: “CPR being taught in schools makes students more confident is using this lifesaving skill if they should witness, or be called to help in a cardiac arrest emergency. Grays Convent High School and many other schools now have defibrillators on their premises and it’s important that children and staff feel confident in using the life-saving equipment.”