Throughout the day over 200 students and 15 members of staff received vital first aid training to be better prepared to carry out lifesaving CPR if required. Certificates of completion were awarded to all attendees.
The Restart a Heart Campaign is an annual initiative led by the Resuscitation Council. It aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving cardiac arrests outside of hospital with such training events.
Anne Robson, Unit Manager of Newark Events Service for St John Ambulance said: “It’s great to be involved with the College’s initiative to train students in CPR. We are delighted to be able to provide this service for younger people especially as we recognise that certain work environments are higher risk for heart conditions.
“It’s our second year of doing it and our first year here at the College. If we can keep this up every year it will make a real difference.”
Public service student, Alice Clay said: “I want to work for the ambulance service so I’ve found today really helpful. The more first aid training I get now the more I will remember what to do in the future and the more confident I’ll be.”
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