Over forty-five guests from the local community attended the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund CPR Instruction Evening at the Garvock House Hotel, Dunfermline on Thursday 22 June 2017.
The event was organised as a means to provide members of the local community the opportunity to gain the confidence and vital life-saving skills to react effectively in the event of a cardiac arrest as part of Captain David Seath’s legacy, who tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon.
Attendees participated in an interactive session, led by an instructional DVD and facilitators from British Heart Foundation Scotland, which focussed on chest compressions, the application of mouth-to-mouth and information with regards to using a defibrillation machine.
The event was organised by Gary Seath, who said:
“As a result of David’s tragic death, it was recommended that I have my heart tested by a Cardiologist and I conducted research as a means to understand what the specific tests were investigating. Whilst carrying out my research, I was startled to read that twelve young people die as a result of a cardiac arrest in the UK on a weekly basis and that 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests take place in the UK on an annual basis.
“Therefore, orgainsing an event to provide the local community with the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills to react effectively in the event of a cardiac arrest is another wonderful aspect to David’s legacy and I was delighted to hear such positive feedback from attendees during the evening.”
A future programme of CPR instruction in local primary schools is planned as part of Captain David Seath’s legacy as well as further opportunities for the local community to learn vital life-saving skills.
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