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Life Support Skills Training



On the 11th  & 12th 2023 March, almost 100 people attended one of the

5 sessions on CPR and defibrillator training.

Shakespeare Lions, in association with Stratford Ambulance Association 

provided this training free of charge at Foundation House









Shakespeare Lions run an active Life Support Skills training scheme for local school leavers.

This training includes how to assess and manage a collapsed casualty and then

how to carry out CPR, how to use a defibrillator and how to quickly

move someone into the recovery position.

We also train how to respond to choking incidents.

Pupils get hands-on experience with defibrillators, ‘choking jackets’ and

realistic adult, child and baby-sized mannequins.

Some fifteen club members help provide this training under the watchful eye

of a senior member of Stratford Ambulance Association.

Over the past 14 months we have been able to rapidly expand our proactive support

for both our local and global community. For example; in July 2022 we provided

Life Support Skills Training to our 1,450'th student since we commenced

the programme over five years ago.

 We have particularly targeted school leavers

as they will shortly take their skills into the wider community.

We are committed to continuous improvement and are particularly grateful to

the Municipal Charities who granted some money towards the cost of new equipment

and ‘refresher’ training for our volunteers.


Now that ‘Emergency First Aid’, as yet undefined by the Government,

appears to be a compulsory requirement for senior schools,

we are considering extending the level of training we will give to students.

This will not only include our Life Support Skills but demonstrate how to respond to

burns, blood loss and other potentially severe medical conditions. 

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