Andy Read and Page Chamberlain talked about CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVAL - CHAIN OF SURVIVAL on Friday 23 June at the RLSS UK Conference 2023 recalling the events of when Andy had his cardiac arrest. 

Andy Read

Andy is an experienced Leisure Manager and, until recently, was Head of Safety at Places Leisure. Specialising in safety management, he is an independent member of the ukactive Governance and Standards Committee, Vice Chair of the Leisure Expert Panel (LEP), a member of CIMSPA and an independent member of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Operator Group.

During his career, Andy has worked on a number of high-profile research papers and worked directly with HSE to redraft the publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (HSG 179).

He has been involved with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) for many years, being a member of RLSS UK’s Suffolk Branch for over 30 years! 

His experience for this talk comes from personal experience, having suffered a cardiac arrest in 2018. 

Page Chamberlain 

Page is a Critical Care Paramedic and Community Training Manager for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. 

Since graduating from university, she’s gained ten years of experience as a NHS paramedic, been a university lecturer and mentor - teaching Paramedic BSc and Diploma programmes, secured a HEMs role and completed a postgraduate certificate in pre-hospital emergency medicine.

In her current role, which she’s held for the last five years, she responds by helicopter and RRV to the most seriously ill and injured people in her region. Seven months ago, she also took on a Community Training Manager role where she oversees the region's community training programmes - which aim to teach 20,000 people per year to recognise a cardiac arrest, start CPR, and use a public AED - all in the hope of improving cardiac arrest survival outcomes.

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