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Ramplin famly Christmas light donation on 08-02-18
Ramplin family Christmas light display gives something to the community all year round
10 February 2018

For many years now Terry & Sue Ramplin have given the local community a real treat with their wonderful Christmas light display at their home on Long Lane, Newport.

This year the money raised through their visitors has been donated to Challenge & Adventure and the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Community Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) scheme.

Louise Walker, Head of the Ambulance Training and Community Response Services at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: “I am enormously grateful for Terry and Sue’s generous donation of a public access defibrillator for our Island.  In the event of a cardiac arrest, every minute we delay defibrillation the casualty’s chance of survival decreases by 10 per cent so it really is absolutely vital that we have these lifesaving devices in the heart of our community.”

Information on CPR can be found on the NHS Choices website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/first-aid/cpr/. Information regarding First Aid training can be found at www.isleofwightambulance.co.uk. The location of defibrillators on the Isle of Wight can be found at http://www.heartsafe.org.uk/AED-Locations.                 

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique that is needed if someone is unconscious and not breathing normally.

Chest compressions and rescue breaths keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body.

If someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally, call 999 or 112 for an ambulance. Then, if you can, start CPR straight away.

Hands-only CPR

If you have not been trained in CPR or are worried about giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a stranger, you can do chest compression-only (or hands-only) CPR.

To carry out a chest compression:

  1. Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
  2. Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
  3. Using your body weight (not just your arms); press straight down by 5–6cm on their chest.
  4. Repeat this until an ambulance arrives.

Try to perform chest compressions at 100-120 compressions a minute.

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