Boy's suspected cardiac arrest during football training in Swansea A young boy was resuscitated by a coach and a parent after having a suspected cardiac arrest during a football training session.
The boy was training with Penlan Football Club at the Phoenix Centre in Townhill, Swansea, on Tuesday evening.
His club said the boy appeared to have a fit before he stopped breathing.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called just after 18:40 GMT to reports a person needed "urgent medical attention".
The boy was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. Jamie Daniels, vice-chairman of Penlan Juniors AFC, said the under-12s had been carrying out a light training session and were returning from a drinks break when the incident happened.
"The player involved didn't get up and the coach started calling him and he started having a fit, or what looked like a fit," he said.
"He was breathing quite heavily so the coach then was trying to reassure him. They thought he was having a heart attack - that hasn't been confirmed yet.
"One of the coaches went to get the defibrillator from the Phoenix Centre at the reception. While this was going on, the player involved had stopped breathing.
"One of the coaches and one of the parents that was there carried out CPR and - by the time the coach got back with the defibrillator - he had regained his breathing. By that point the paramedics had arrived."
Mr Daniels said the boy's parents were not present when he collapsed but were called and arrived at the same time as the ambulance.
Post by Futsal Gawdess on Jan 29, 2020 11:55:32 GMT -5
Thankful that they had folks on hand familiar with CPR to provide assistance till help arrived. I think it is paramount that all sports locations/fields/clubs/etc. have an AED Defibrillator and trained personnel on how to use it. I would think every coach should be mandated to know CPR too, but we as parents should know what to do also. additionally, I think all sports locations should also have an ice tub on hand and actual ice too. When someone suffers a heat stroke, in order to reduce the chance of a catastrophic conclusion you have to get them immersed to the neck in an ice bath. Done right it can reduce your body temp within 15 minutes and save their life...
I agree, that it would be a great thing if pretty much every facility had AEDs on hand. I would think local clubs could reach out to medical facilities in the area, and might get them donated. Put these in a handy location, mounted, outside of buildings, and at least shows they are trying to be proactive. Any facility with a concession stand could have these available. Many AEDs are "stupid proof" and anyone with any sense can follow the directions, however it would also be pretty amazing if clubs took the initiative to require coaches to be trained as well.
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