Local businesses and members of the Worcestershire community are invited to join Titania and US Police Officer Bryan Platz for a free training session to help you develop lifesaving CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) skills.
There are 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK and only 10% survive. With immediate action from a bystander and access to an AED, this can be dramatically increased to 50%. Cardiac arrests can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender or lifestyle.
Thousands of lives could be saved every year by improving bystander responses. The Heart Safe programme focuses on providing practical CPR and AED training for bystanders, empowering them to recognise and respond immediately to a cardiac arrest and greatly increase the chances of saving a life.
A nine-year veteran of the United States Air Force and with 15 years’ experience in the police, Officer Platz launched a grassroots campaign after an episode where a man suffered a cardiac arrest in a retail store and no one was able to help. With the help of Titania, he was able to bring his training across the Atlantic to Worcestershire where he trained 100 people across two days in February 2016. Titania were awarded the Worcestershire Works Well Outstanding Achievement Award for this work, and are pleased to be able to bring Bryan back to Worcester to run another programme.
Training sessions are 2 hours long at Titania’s offices on Barbourne Road, Worcester and run throughout the day and early evening on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
To register for the training session, visit Titania’s Eventbrite page.
For further information, please contact Titania’s Marketing Assistant, Xena Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured: US Police Officer Bryan Platz joins Titania for the life-saving CPR and AED training.