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Young Wight Strollers do CPR
The Wight Strollers give a grand performance on and off the stage
04 February 2018

There’s no greater gift than the ‘gift of life’ and that’s exactly what the Wight Strollers take great pride in offering the community.

The Wight Strollers have donated a total of six Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s) over the past couple of years and now they’ve taken it a step further, proving they are also a group of potential life savers too.

Rehearsal for their newest pantomime, Cinderella (which is showing at Medina Theatre this half term), started slightly differently on Thursday (1st February) with the Cast and Crew turning their efforts off stage to practise CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service.

A certificate of appreciation was also awarded to the group for their exceptional support of the Isle of Wight NHS Ambulance, Community Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) scheme.

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.

Information about the Wight Strollers pantomime Cinderella can be found at http://www.medinatheatre.co.uk/article/wight-strollers-cinderella-2018-1 and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WightStrollers/.

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. Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
  2. 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.
  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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