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Defibrilators

There are around 2,800 out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) every year in Wales, where resuscitation is attempted and the number of people who survive, according to the Welsh Government in around 1 in 20. Every minute that passes without CPR or defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by up to 10%, but immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double the chances of survival.

CPR training gives people the confidence to use a defribrillator

  • Currently, across the UK it is estimated that less than 1 in 10 cases of OHCAs receive bystander defibrillation. Although you don't need to be trained to use a defibrillator, in a recent UK-wide BHF survey, three quarters of peoplee said they wouldn't feel confident enough to act if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest. This requires more CPR training and greater awareness.

  • Sine 2014, we have helped to train over 330,000 people across Wales in CPR skills - including around 190,000 schoolchildren - and over 230 secondary schools in Wales have joined our Nation of Lifesavers campaign. This, along with adopting all best practices from the Chain of Survival, could provide the opportunity to save countless OHCA victims each year.

Defibrillators need to be registered

  • At the moment, many defibrillators never get used because emergency services don't know where they are or how to access them. This can cost lives. BHF Cymru estimates that there are likely to be hundreds or even thousands of life saving defibrillators in communities across Wales which could be registered on The Circuit.

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