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Restart A Heart Event - A Great Refresher!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our virtual Restart A Heart talk on Thursday 14th October, hosted by special guest speaker Liz Baugh, Lead Medical Consultant from Red Square Medical.

During the course of the evening, participants were shown a series of slides and videos to accompany Liz's incredibly informative talk on the following subjects. 

Causes of Cardiac Arrest.

Basic life-support techniques.

How to use an automated external Defibrillator for life-threatening emergencies that happen ashore. 

Some really interesting questions were asked in the Q&A and overall feedback from participants was that they "felt much more prepared on what to do in an emergency and more confident in their CPR skills".  

Neville Merritt, a Southsea berth holder, guest judge, and an important member in the event's organisation, said: "A big Thank You to everyone who attended, remembered their pillow and felt tip and had a go! Although it was a bit of fun, there was a serious side to the exercise and creating a human-like pillow to practice on brings it into context. I was impressed with all the entries but we had to pick a winner and that goes to James and Ali. It was clear that they had been listening carefully to Liz because when she said concentrate on the chest area not the face they took it literally. The attention to detail on their pillow’s chest was remarkable. Congratulations James and Ali!"

If you were unable to join us for the live event, you can watch the full recording of the virtual Restart A Heart talk and share with friends and family here.