Devon Air Ambulance provides new defibrillator to Okehampton School

27 July 2022 |

The Devon Air Ambulance provides new defibrillator to St James CofE Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton. Last year, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) crews attended 333 patients who were suffering a cardiac arrest. This year the charity has so far attended 142 more people whose heart stopped beating. This is the most common reason for their emergency medical team to be called to help.

Earlier this year, the charity launched their ‘Help with all your Heart’ campaign to raise awareness about cardiac incidents and help the public to recognise the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. The campaign also aimed to provide useful information to help people become more confident in stepping in to help someone in cardiac arrest should the need arise.

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