Cardiac Arrest can happen at any time – do you know what to do? Age is not a factor – it can happen to a child playing sport or a pensioner doing their weekly shop. We all hope it will never happen but think – only one person in ten is saved in the UK while in Norway one person in four is saved!!
The AED (defibrillator) is now on the outside wall of the Cricketers. It is available 24/7 and at night is floodlit. It is very simple to use but, as with all things, fear and the usual lack of calm in an emergency is a problem. There is very little time to act! Every minute counts.
Anyone at all can do CPR and help to save a life. The use of the defibrillator is the second step. You cannot make a mistake as the defibrillator will speak to you from the moment it is switched on and will tell you what to do and when. It will monitor the patient, tell you when to shock, and when to continue CPR. Meanwhile the ambulance will be on its way with paramedics to take over.
If you would like to more about how to use the defibrillator please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or Cllr Alistair McGarry on email@example.com.
Please take a look at the CPR video which shows you everything you need to know and how to use the Defibrillator. You can watch the video here