Free CPR sessions for staff during Heart Rhythm Week

Basic Life Support Demonstrations During Heart Rhythm Week 

The student-led group Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines (RMD) will hold practical demonstrations of key Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques within the College of Medical & Dental Sciences as part of Heart Rhythm week.

This national awareness week, hosted by Arrhythmia Alliance, seeks to promote better understanding of heart rhythm disorders. Its theme this year is ‘Hearts and Goals’, through which the Arrhythmia Alliance aim to highlight the crucial role that the public can play in saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest, the UK’s biggest killer.

Student teachers from RMD – who already provide novel peer-led life support training within the University and a network of local schools – will hold lunchtime drop-in sessions for University staff and students to learn key life saving techniques.

These informal, hands-on sessions will provide CPR training and demonstrations of automated external defibrillator (AED) use, with visitors able to see real-time feedback on their CPR quality and learn how to recognise that a person has had a cardiac arrest.

The sessions will be held between 11am and 2pm in the following Medical School locations:
Monday 3 June – IBR Common Room
Tuesday 4 June – Wolfson Common Room
Wednesday 5 June – Atrium (between the Chamberlain Museum rooms)

For more about the Heart Rhythm Week visit http://www.aaaw.org.uk/about-hrw, or go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/undergraduate/med/mbchb-modules/bls.aspx to learn more about BLS training within the University of Birmingham.