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So far in 2013 we have placed an amazing 29 defibrillators in schools around the UK.
12 young people a week lose their lives to sudden cardiac arrest according to official statistics published by the government.
270 of those will die at school, a place we all consider to be safe environment for our most precious gifts......our children.
Unfortunately 80% of those young people that die have had no symptoms.
We would only know there was an underlying problem if the individuals had attended some form of cardiac screening.
The reality is that this screening just doesn't happen.
Some great inroads are being made by charities such as CRY (Cardiac Arrest in the Young) www.c-r-y.org.uk SADS ( Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) www.sads.org.uk and the Arrythmia Alliance www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/
But the fact remains that young people are dying every single day from cardiac arrest.
If screening isn't going to happen then the next best thing is to be prepared for the worst case scenario of one of your students collapsing with cardiac arrest.
That means having a defibrillator available at your school and by having as many people trained as possible in CPR.
Sample excerpt from the training dvd.