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Nurses demonstrated CPR to nearly 200 walkers on summit of Snowdon

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Two specialist cardiac nurses have helped raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

Julie Starling and Emma Williams took all their gear, including a training mannequin, up to the summit of the Snowdonia peak on 21 September.

“We hopefully brought the importance of CPR and defibrillators to more people”

Emma Williams

The British Heart Foundation-funded arrhythmia nurses were joined by patients from their clinics, many of whom have previously received end of lifesaving use of CPR or defibrillators.

The pair, who both work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, organised the event to help draw awareness to the importance of training for CPR and the use of defibrillators, as previously reported by Nursing Times.

They have previously generated thousands of pounds to help fund public access defibrillators across North Wales and will be seeking to collect further donations during their event in Snowdonia.

Ms Starling told Nursing Times that more than 180 people were given a demonstration in basic CPR skills throughout the day. While at the top of the mountain, Ms Starling also took part in a video showing a short demonstration of her acting as a first responder giving CPR.

Ms Wilkinson added: “The walk was a great success, and we hopefully brought the importance of CPR and defibrillators to more people.”

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Specialist nurses teach correct CPR technique on top of peak

Teaching CPR in the cafe at the top of Snowdon

There’s also a video of Julie doing a short demonstration on top of Snowdon here:

 

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