We’re committed to upskilling our team, and recently one of our First Aid trainers found himself having to use his skills to save a life.
Matt who was playing touch rugby with a group of friends stepped in when one of them collapsed.
“We were playing touch rugby at the University of Cumbria when I noticed a player had sat down and looked ill. Someone had already gone to get him some water so I went over to see how he was. As I approached him, he collapsed over onto his face and vomited liquid onto the ground.
I used the DRABC framework, taught on the Emergency First Aid at Work course to assess the player and noticed his breathing was abnormal, so asked someone to get a defibrillator from the sports centre and call an ambulance. The 999 operator advised beginning chest compressions. Once the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) had arrived, we applied to to the patients chest and continued to follow the instructions until the paramedic crew arrived and were ready to take over.”
The patient was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary where he made a full recovery.
In an effort to help some of the other players process the event, FGH Training are offering some free First Aid training, in order to give everyone the confidence needed to step in and potentially save a life.