Shocking Parkway

On the 16th and 23rd the February Heartstart Thatcham team joined Parkway Shopping in Newbury to educate the public on cardiac arrest with the use of CPR and defibrillators. During the two days a flurry of shoppers came in for a short training session, or just to ask questions. The difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest was explained, and CPR was demonstrated with all visitors trying for themselves. After CPR defibrillators were shown and again all having a go. Visitors left with the confidence to both perform CPR, use a defibrillator and where and how to access units.