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Defibrillator Training in Whitby

Defibrillator Training in Whitby

Published by Matthew Pells at 10:20am 26th September 2019.

Whitby residents can learn how to use a defibrillator today.

There are now over 20 of the life saving equipment installed around the town.

A familiarisation and basic CPR course has been organised by the Whitby Defibrillator Project group.

It is being held at Whitby Museum’s Normanby Room. There will be 2 sessions, one starting at 11am and one starting at 12pm. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Anyone can drop-in between those two hours and the session is around 20 minutes long.

Bob Bennett, Chairman of the Whitby Defibrillator Project, said:

"There will be short explanations, short demonstrations of how to open the defibrillator box and what to do with a defibrillator.

And hopefully it will convince people not to be frightened of them.

It's an easy process; frightening and quite alarming if you're in that situation, but the actual process of using a defibrillator is very simple.

A defibrillator is vital; these things are life savers.

We've actually broken even, we've had two situations where the defibrillators have been used in the Whitby area already.

Sadly, one unsuccessful but equally, happily, one successfully so we're breaking even on life-saving at present.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a killer, but it's not necessarily fatal if these things can be applied quickly enough."


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