On Monday 19th March we were lucky enough to have Cariad Wales come into our school. They taught year 5 and 6 how to use a defibrillator in emergencies. Clydach Primary got donated a defibrillator for our school.
Also Lee Trundle came to our school and he was giving out a prize. The game was called 'heads or tails'. The winner of this game was Keeley in year 6. The Wave radio station did a set up at our school, and Swansea Sound. Some students from the classes were allowed to have photos taken with Lee Trundle.
We really enjoyed using the defibrillator and how to use one. We also have a defibrillator in school inside the office. They told us step by step on how to use a defibrillator. The main steps were DRS.ABC's. Danger, response, shout, airways, breathing and CPR.
Cariad Wales brought in practice dummies for us to use defibrillators on. It was a bit nerve-wracking at the start but at the end of the session but it wasn't that scary. The Wave made a song/rap called defib to the beat.
First we had to be aware about danger around us like on a road or railways. And if they have been on alcohol watch out. Next is response; ask the patient if they are okay, or if there is no response we need the next step. Next is shout; if they don't answer then shout for help or call 999.
Airways, are the gaps through your mouth. For you to be able to check airways you need to make sure the mouth is clear. Then breathing check the patients heart to see if their breathing. It's defib time/ CPR place the defib on the patient, don't get scared because the defibrillator tells you what to do.