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Inspired by Ron Neville, thirty people from Abernyte gathered recently in the school to receive emergency Heartstart training from the NHS Heartstart Team and St Johns Ambulance volunteers. Everyone had the opportunity to practice emergency resuscitation and use the new Public Access Defibrillator which is being installed outside the Schoolhouse and will soon be operational.
Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator Helen Brady said "It is fantastic to see so many people interested in attending Heartstart training. Knowing how to help save someone's life is a skill that is easy to learn. It only takes two hours and can be learned by anyone, even children as young as 10-years-old.
Following the consultation led by Perth and Kinross into options for retention or closure of Abernyte Primary School the following documents are now available giving the position of the Parent Council and comments received by those who took part in the consultation exercise.
Abernyte is equipped with a Public Access Defibrillator in a cabinet fixed to the outside of the Schoolhouse on the B953, adjacent to Abernyte School. Access is by a code supplied to you by the Scottish Ambulance Service emergency operator.
In any emergency summoning help is crucial. You can use 999 or 112 from any landline or 999 and 112 from your mobile telephone. Use which ever gives you the best connection...do not delay.
Do not put your face close to theirs. Use a towel or a piece of clothing and lay it over the mouth and nose.
Do not give rescue breaths but start Hands-only CPR.
Use a public access defibrillator
You can refresh your skills in CPR and the iPAD use here:
Abernyte School Review
If you could not make the meeting with the Council or have further comments to add regarding the options presented for the school then there is another way to transmit your views: