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QE students make a difference with cardiac arrest training

Date Posted: 29/07/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

As we saw in the recent Euro 2020, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at any time with approximately 60,000 SCAs occurring within the community every year in the UK. In response to this, Sport and Leisure students from QE have completed UK Coaching’s 30 minute SCA course providing them with the life-saving skills to treat somebody suffering from a cardiac arrest. The session consisted of practical information, interactive activities, a powerful interview from SCA survivor, Fabrice Muamba, and a lifesaver challenge to put students’ knowledge to the test.

Nancy Wall, Course Leader for Sport and Leisure, comments: ‘UK Coaching’s SCA programme is one of the many additional courses we offer our students. We want to equip them with not only high quality qualifications, but also practical skills to allow them to be effective members of the community. We are incredibly proud of the maturity shown by our students during the session and everybody successfully completed the course. Student, Jack Peverell, adds: ’30 minutes is not a lot of time to give up and who knows when you will need to use the skills gained. I feel that I am now able to make a difference and would encourage others to do the course’.

For more information on UK Coaching’s SCA course, please contact Nancy Wall (nwall@qeliz.ac.uk).

The image attached is from a previous course delivered at the College.