Training & Equipment

All members of the Chiltington Area First Responder Team undergo intensive training and assessment with Paramedic Training Officers from the South East Coast Ambulance Service-NHS Trust, to enable them to deliver the following level of skills and care using the equipment below:

Skills and equipment which First Responders are qualified in:-

  • Use of Automated. External. Defibrillator (AED)
  • Oxygen TherapyAED
  • Bag-Mask-Valve Resuscitation and Airway Adjuncts
  • C.P.R. (Cardio. Pulmonary. Resuscitation.)
  • First Aid, Patient Care & Assessment

Types of medical emergencies which First Responders are trained for:-

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Unconscious and collapsed patients
  • Chest pains (e.g. heart attacks and acute angina)
  • Breathing difficulties (e.g. asthma, acute on-set bronchitis/emphysema)
  • Diabetic emergencies (e.g. hypoglycemia)
  • Fitting or convulsions (e.g. epilepsy)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
  • Choking patients

The CHART team also undertake regular training meetings to ensure that all team members can give the best possible emergency care to our community within their competence.

Would you like to be a First Responder?

There are no pre-requisite skills required. Volunteers will receive all necessary initial training from South East Coast Ambulance Service, and CHART first responders meet together monthly to share experiences and receive training and news updates.

The minimum commitment required is 4 or 5 hours a week, when you would be on call from your own home.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact CHART

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