Schools & Defibrillators
Cardiac arrest affects people of any age without warning, swift action in the form or early cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation can help save a life. Survival rates as high as 75% have been reported when a defibrillator was administered swiftly.
Defibrillators are safe and easy to use, they cannot be used in error. The defibrillator will only deliver a shock if it is needed.
Schools, particularly secondary schools, are often large complex buildings and getting an ambulance to someone within five minutes to administer a defibrillator is challenging and every minute that goes by significantly decreases the likelihood of recovery.
School staff members, and school first-aiders in particular, should be trained to use AEDs, and ensure these skills are kept up-to-date.
Cariad is committed to supporting our schools, and will continue until all schools that wish to receive this vital equipment and training have been supplied.
Cariad supplies the Zoll AED Plus defibrillator to schools. The Zoll AED Plus has the full approval of the Welsh Ambulance Service.
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All our volunteers are DBS checked and qualified in First Aid & Defibrillator use.