Yorkshire-based eLearning company Day One Technologies was appointed by UK Coaching and Sport England to create a bespoke Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) training course for sports coaches across the UK.
The course was developed to provide UK sports coaches with crucial training on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator, and perform CPR, should they need to help somebody experiencing a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
During the European Football Championships in June 2021, the world watched as footballer Christian Eriksen’s life was saved after a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, due to the quick and effective CPR he received from the medical team present at the match.
Former England rugby union Captain, Martin Johnson CBE, appears within the eLearning course and has been advocating its use, especially since the incident at the European Football Championships, which he describes as a “wake-up call” to the dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Martin Johnson said:
“What happened at the Euros recently is a huge wake-up call to the dangers of SCA. I’m pleased to have played a part in this course, and I hope to see even more organisations embrace this training so sporting professionals and people in the community can respond to an SCA emergency.”
Bystander CPR, and training such as Day One Technologies’ engaging and immersive Sudden Cardiac Arrest course, can treble the chances of survival following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Day One Technologies, in close collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, created scenario-based, media rich, thought-proving and immersive content, which delivers the key learning objectives of the training with great impact.
In the three months that followed the launch of the course, over 30,000 people have accessed the learning materials, and 11,500 have completed the course.
UK Coaching Learning & Assessment Product Team Manager Kelly Rodriques, said:
“The course has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and we have experienced an impressive number of registrations so far. We hope that many more coaches, event organisers, and members of the public will sign-up to this free, essential training.”
Elaine Teal, CEO of Day One Technologies said:
“We’re pleased to have created training that could very well save lives. With The Euros bringing the risk of cardiac arrest into such sharp focus, we hope to see more people complete this free training”.
Organisations including British Athletics, Leicestershire City Council, England Netball, Loughborough University, British Wheelchair Basketball, Liverpool FC and many more, are looking to embed the course as part of their membership process, and in some cases, embrace the course as mandatory training.
Through this highly collaborative approach, Day One Technologies has created scenario-based, highly practical training that could help to significantly reduce the number of annual SCA fatalities.