The CPR Teachathon

The Children’s Emergency Shared Governance council have been planning a large health promotion event for the last 6 months.

Following the success of last year’s CPR Teachathon that took place on Smithy Row in Nottingham’s City Centre, teaching around 600 members of the public- adults and children effective by stander CPR. Alongside CPR teaching we had demonstrations on caring for a choking child, children’s activities, EMAS, blood donation, the burns service and the health visiting team joining us to educate the general public on numerous lifesaving skills.

Because of the success of last year’s event, we’ve been creating something that’s is going to be bigger and better, alongside the fire service, EMAS, stroke, cardiac, phycology, health visiting team, the burns team, nursing and midwifery recruitment and heli-med services we have created a health promotion forum for the whole family to enjoy.

We’ve raised money to have bouncy castles, face painters and a huge tombola.

Ensuring that the focus is not removed from teaching, we have gathered volunteers from the emergency department to join us in group CPR teaching sessions on the hour from midday.

The mayor of Nottingham is even joining us. As staff members that deal with child arrests as part of our roles in ED we believe that teaching members of the public effective CPR ensures that a child’s chances of survival once they reach hospital increase. We are passionate about our roles and cannot wait to see what positive outcomes this event will bring.

For more details please contact: Dominique Hughes – [email protected] Charlotte Wilson – [email protected] Kerry Dexter – [email protected] Emma Ryan – [email protected]
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