Creating a Generation of Lifesavers_Feb 2016_Programme
Date: 26 February 2016
Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London
There is good evidence that the provision of resuscitation training in schools is associated with increased rates of bystander CPR and improved survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Many of you may already be involved in the delivery of training in schools and others may be interested in finding out more about existing activities in this area or developing new schemes.
The aim of this national conference, which is endorsed by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Arrhythmia Alliance, is to bring together all those with an interest or involvement in educational initiatives to provide training in CPR and AED awareness in schools. The intention is to share best practice, network, inspire and be inspired, and to promote a national conversation about how to emulate in the UK the improved cardiac arrest survival that has been achieved elsewhere.
The conference is targeted at healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, policy makers and others with an interest in the topic. A high level of interest is anticipated and places are limited.
A copy of the conference programme is available here. If you are interested in attending, online registration is available here.
Some of you may be aware of a push to have a database of Public Access Defibrillator locations that is available, at no cost, to all. DefibTracker (defibtracker.co.uk) has been working towards this aim for several years. DefibTracker was previously run by a different charity however after extended negotiation the NACFR have agreed to host and update DefibTracker to ensure it’s continued growth and accuracy. This agreement has recently come to fruition and the change over is now taking place.There are still several technical steps to go, but this will all be in place soon, without any loss of data.
What will you notice?
A few changes in logos and wording on the DefibTracker site, but it will still remain as the largest PAD site database in the UK. There is still a lot of work to be done, with new data being added regularly and older data needing to be checked.
Why put DefibTracker under the banner of the NACFR?
The concept of both is the same; saving of life and giving the community the ability, knowledge and equipment to do so and bringing about a standard across the UK. The NACFR are in a better position to update and maintain the database for the future.
What do we need?
We need to know about any defibs that are not on the DefibTracker database and would like to be added. We’d also like to know about any that you believe have moved, are no longer available, or are only available during limited hours due to opening times of buildings.
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