A popular nursery in Bradley Stoke has installed an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of its commitment to safeguard children, staff, parents and visitors in the event of a cardiac arrest.
During Family Safety Week (1st April to 5th April), Busy Bees in Ferndene (near Aldi) installed the AED as part of a nationwide campaign that has seen Busy Bees introduce more than 350 AEDs in its nurseries throughout the UK. The industry-leading scheme will help boost the survival chances of people who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
To mark the installation of the AED, the nursery held various activities for the children to take part in, including ‘Road safety week’, ‘Safety in the home’ and ‘Keeping ourselves safe and healthy’.
The AED, supplied by Cardiac Science, has both adult and paediatric pads. It was specially chosen as it provides both text and voice prompts to the rescuer to enable them to remain focused during the high-pressure situation.
Jayne Hannabuss, nursery manager at Busy Bees in Bradley Stoke, said:
“Protecting and safeguarding the children in our care is our top priority and that’s why we’ve undertaken this potentially lifesaving initiative. We see it as part of our commitment to best practice and to deliver outstanding care to our children, as well as to protect staff, parents and visitors.”
“Although we hope that our defibrillator never has to be used, it means that if the worst-case scenario happens, we are able to increase the survival chance of anyone who has a cardiac arrest inside or within minutes of our nursery.”
This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 18). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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