Lifesaver Training

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is delivering first aid training to the community. Previous sessions have attracted high levels of engagement in many areas with health inequalities – those with a high risk of cardiac arrest yet low bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) interventions.

BIMA’s national “Lifesavers” training day uses materials from Resuscitation Council UK, and attracts thousands of people a year.

Training will be delivered following Zuhr Salaah. Participants are taught CPR (including the importance of early use of automated electrical defibrillators), the recovery position and choking management through a combination of theory, practical demonstrations and a chance to try out techniques using mannequins or specially designed (and translated) ‘pillow partner’ pillow cases to show where to press during chest compressions.