Do you know what to do in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest?

Following Christian Eriksen's collapse during Euro 2020, a free toolkit has been produced to help everyone know what to do if faced with a similar situation... Christian Eriksen’s sudden cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland put into perspective how essential it is that people involved in sport have the lifesaving skills to react immediately. It is estimated that 100,000 people die in the UK each year from sudden cardiac death and golf courses can be one of the more common places to suffer from the condition. UK Coaching, funded by Sport England and in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, has produced a free digital toolkit to help people understand how to respond and act quickly to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). An SCA is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs due to an abnormal heart rhythm. Each year in the UK, approximately 60,000 people have an SCA out of hospital, with only 1 in 10 surviving. If effective action is taken within the first minute, it can treble someone’s chance of survival. The toolkit is aimed at the sport and physical activity industry – from coaches to instructors, staff, spectators and parents – everyone can play a part in improving the chances of survival through the right information, training and support. Taking around half an hour to complete, it includes practical information and advice, an immersive scenario-based eLearning course, a series of informative videos as well as signposting to further support. Learners will receive a certificate for completing the eLearning and will be awarded half a developmental CPD point by CIMSPA. To take the course, click here. Do you subscribe to the GCMA's weekly E-newsletter? Make sure you're not missing out on the latest in the world of golf club management. Click here to join in.  
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