Gordon Alderley (CEO) highlighted “…particularly during the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the welfare of all staff and visitors to the Coventry facility is paramount to this organisation’s philosophy and responsibility”.
Six members of the Notedome factory staff took part in a Defibrillation workshop – Defibrillation is an electric shock treatment for life-threatening cardiac arrest (cardiac dysrhythmias). Defibrillators such as the one stationed in the factory at Notedome, are often referred to as automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
AED’s automate the diagnosis and care of irregular or unrecognisable heart rhythms, permitting lay responders and/or bystanders to use this life-saving electric-shock technique successfully.
Figures published by London Ambulance Service show (in 2019) that in the UK 30,000 cardiac arrests occur annually, and the proportion of people surviving a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is nearly 11%, when a Defibrillator (AED) was used by a bystander and at least one shock was delivered to patients, the survival rate was more than five times higher (over 57.1 %)
The workshop instructor Alison Muir of First Response Training, guided the Notedome staff workshop members through the easy to use AED, and then held a practical session on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) procedures, and explained what happens to the body both during cardiac arrest, resuscitation and in recovery.