Lifesaving defibrillator training for Isle of Ely Primary School students
PUBLISHED: 10:35 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:35 22 November 2016
Students at Isle of Ely Primary School were given lifesaving training after cardiac charity SADS helped install a defibrillator at the school.
The East of England Ambulance Service carried out the training on Wednesday November 16.
Anne Jolly, founder of SADS UK, the Ashley Jolly SAD Trust, said: “Using CPR alone provides a five per cent chance of survival but early use of the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50 per cent.
“This is why SADS UK is so passionate about putting this lifesaving equipment in schools.”
The defibrillator is lifesaving equipment that works to restore the heart rhythm if a person goes into cardiac arrest. The earlier a defibrillator is used the better the chance is of survival.