LCCC Foundation work with Boundaries For Life and WELL Medical Ltd
In April 2016 The LCCC Foundation teamed up with Boundaries For Life and the Oral Health Foundation to provide free Oral Health Checks for all LCCC staff and players. The checks were organised to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer and to look for signs of damage that could be linked with mouth cancer. It also gave our staff the opportunity to speak to one of the trained and experienced dentists who carried out the checks. Oral health is an essential component of safeguarding ones wellbeing and by maintaining a good diet, paying attention to oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist we can keep conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay and mouth cancer at bay.
Dr Chet Trivedy BDS FDS RCS (Eng) MBBS PhD MRCEM MFMLM, the Founder Boundaries For Life and Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation said “Given the busy lives we all live we thought we would bring health opportunities to the workplace and we are grateful to the LCCC Foundation for this opportunity and for their support”.
Sandy Mitchell, head of community development for the LCCC Foundation said, “Oral Health and Basic Life Support are two key issues. To be able to work with B4L and WELL medical to raise awareness amongst LCCC Staff and Players is really important to us. We will continue to work with both organisations to provide similar opportunities for the communities we work with in the future”
On the same day in the afternoon Dr Chet Trivedy along with Paul Mulvey from WELL Medical Ltd delivered Basic Life Support and Defib Training to LCCC Foundation and LCB staff. This was a great opportunity for staff to refresh their knowledge and skills but to also receive fantastic De-Fib training. A huge Thank You to Paul Mulvey from WELL medical who we are now working with to place Defib’s around the ground.
To get a feel for what we did on the day, please take a look at Lanky (Club Macot) showing us his CPR skills,
1. Shake the patient and shout for help
2. Call 999 for an Ambulance
3. Carry out CPR (See Below)
Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
1. Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
2. Using your body weight (not just your arms) press straight down by 5-6cm (2-2.5 Inches) on their chest.
3. Keeping your hands on their chest, release the compression and allow the chest to return to its original position.
4. Repeat these compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 times per minute until an ambulance arrives or you become exhausted.