Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

When a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs and it happens out of a hospital environment your chance of survival is thought to be fewer than 1 in 10 according to the UK Resuscitation Council.

The ambulance service attend to around 30,000 cases each year alone in England, and that’s just England, so by adding Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland it will be significantly higher.

We have seen a noticeable increase in the members of the public wanting to learn CPR and how to use an AED (defibrillator) in the last 12 months because they want to be able to make a difference in an emergency if someone is having a bad day.

Many businesses have AEDs on their business sites these days and they too have had their doubts too about having them and we share this in another blog we wrote AED and Business.