CPR Open House Workshop

The Emergency Response Team on this project were supplied with three Annie dolls from London Ambulance, so they could refresh their skills with first aiders.

Whilst they had these dolls they obtained agreement to educate anyone on site who wanted to in CPR. Although coronavirus prevented us from teaching rescue breaths, those who attended were able to learn the key basics for DR ABC then chest compressions. DR ABC stands for Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing and Circulation.

The attendees were given a demonstration then, workshopped the scenario of finding an unconscious person, checking for danger in their surroundings, checking for a response from the casualty, then checking that their airway was clear and if they were breathing before beginning chest compressions.

A Romanian translator for this was provided to ensure the training could be carried out for those who have English as a second language.

The training took 10 mins in all and a number left with a new vital skill that could help save a colleague or loved one’s life.

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