Earlier this week, a new attraction opened at the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield. Officials are hoping that this new attraction will have an impact on the public’s ability to deal with emergency situations. It will be known as the Save A Life Education Centre.
The new attraction is known as the Save A Life Education Centre. Here, visitors to the centre will be given lessons on how to help patients who are suffering cardiac arrest, and will be trained in using a defibrillator.
At present, over 30,000 people in the UK suffer from cardiac arrests (outside of hospital) every single year. This is a shocking statistic. However, with the aid of CPR and a defibrillator (within a period of 3 minutes) survival rates statistically escalate by up to 70%.
This is just one of the reasons that the museum has teamed up with various Yorkshire Ambulance Groups to run the centre.
What happens at the Save a Life Education centre?
Visitors to the centre will be able to take part in 20 minute workshops based around medical practice. School visits will be free of charge (for the next 12 months). Training schoolchildren is of a particularly priority to the centre management, who want to make sure that all participants have the confidence and skills to save lives in an emergency.
The dedicated trainer for the scheme has been especially selected by the St John Ambulance Service, to deliver training and first aid lessons.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service released a statement saying that immediate CPR and defibrillation provides the best possible chance of survival in the event of cardiac arrest. By training members of the public to deliver this crucial medical care to others, the ambulance service can ensure that more lives are saved; each and every single day.