A free lesson in life saving for Croydon Guardian staff

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Guardian staff have free life saving lesson Croydon Guardian staff have free life saving lesson

Reporters at the Croydon Guardian had a free lesson in lifesaving last week.

London Ambulance Service community resuscitation training officer Sam Wilcox visited our offices to teach staff basic CPR and showed them how to use a defibrillator, a machine that restarts someone’s heart by giving an electric shock.

There are more than 800 defibrillators in public places, such as train stations and shopping centres, in London, but there are only 24 public-access defibrillators in Croydon.

Miss Wilcox, who previously worked as a paramedic team leader at Croydon ambulance station, said: “It’s really easy to learn how to save a life and it can make all the difference to someone’s chances of survival if they collapse and stop breathing.

“Everyone should feel confident to use a defibrillator as they are safer and easier to use than a fire extinguisher.

“If there were as many defibrillators around as fire extinguishers, we would see a lot more people surviving cardiac arrest.”

Organisations in Croydon can benefit from free heart start sessions, funded by the British Heart Foundation, during which they can learn basic life support.

Call 020 7783 2534 or email resustraining@londonambulan ce.nhs.uk.

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10:22am Tue 26 Feb 13

ANNE MILES says...

Oh for goodness sake, different shades of colors to avoid accusations of "racism" get over yourselves.
Oh for goodness sake, different shades of colors to avoid accusations of "racism" get over yourselves. ANNE MILES
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1:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG says...

ANNE MILES wrote:
Oh for goodness sake, different shades of colors to avoid accusations of "racism" get over yourselves.
Where please tell me does it say ANYTHING about different shades of colours to avoid accusations of "racism" please as I am really confused. The sub conscious is a funny old thing isn't it!
[quote][p][bold]ANNE MILES[/bold] wrote: Oh for goodness sake, different shades of colors to avoid accusations of "racism" get over yourselves.[/p][/quote]Where please tell me does it say ANYTHING about different shades of colours to avoid accusations of "racism" please as I am really confused. The sub conscious is a funny old thing isn't it! ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG
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