Charity Number: 1177788
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.