|Community First Responders||For more information on becoming a Community First Responder contact: Steve or Mary Wyburn.Tel: 015394 31808|
|What are they and how do they operate?|
|The current annual running costs are £2,250. If you would like to support Hawkshead & Satterthwaite CFR by making a donation, or would like to make a regular subscription, please contact: David Lawson (Treasurer), The Old Brew House, Outgate, Ambleside LA22 ONH|
|Location: The Square, Hawkshead LA22 0NZ 46-year-old male. Chest pain.|
|Community First Responders are local volunteers who are trained and activated by the North West Ambulance Service to attend certain emergency calls where time can make the difference between life and death. The Ambulance Service controller sends Community First Responders to Category A (immediately life threatening) medical calls; they are dispatched at the same time as the ambulance crews. In rural areas like ours they can often arrive more quickly than the ambulance.
|The most important factor determining survival after a cardiac arrest is the time from collapse of the casualty to defibrillation - performing CPR buys time and more than doubles the chances of survival.|
|Heartstart UK is an initiative co-ordinated by the British Heart Foundation to teach members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency: simple skills that can save lives. Click here to find out about courses in the area.|
|The UK government states that Ambulance services emergency call target time to reach the scene is within 8 minutes. Responder's carry basic First Aid equipment and a simple to use Automated External Defibrillator (AED). They provide care until the Ambulance arrives, usually a short time later.|
|Introduction to Basic Life Support Skills|
|Hawkshead and Satterthwaite First Responders have|
|planned a series of 8 training sessions on Thursday|
|The Community First Responder's role is frequently one of reassurance. In instances where someone has chest pains, simply giving them oxygen can make a big difference. In extreme cases they can perform CPR (cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation) or use the defibrillator to restart someone's heart.
|evenings at 7:30pm. Dates and locations as follows:|
|2nd October Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|9th October Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|16th October Hawkshead Primary School|
|23rd October Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|30th October Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|6th November Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|20th November Hawkshead Primary School classroom|
|27th November Lower Market Hall Hawkshead|
|If you, or anyone you know, would like to know more about basic life support skills with no strings, then come at least to the first session on October 2nd when we hope to show the British Heart Foundation "HEARTSTART" DVD.
It is hoped that some of those who attend may become First Responders.