Community Defibrillator Awareness

May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

A Community Defibrillator Awareness evening took place at the end of April at the village hall.  The session was designed to answer questions about the defibrillator, give basic instructions and to create confidence.  The 2 hour session covered:

  • What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
  • How to recognise SCA
  • How to call 999
  • How to do CPR and why
  • How to use the defibrillator
  • Recovery position/turning a patient
  • Handover to the Paramedics.

The defibrillator can be used by members of the public with or without formal training.  This is because the equipment is very easy to  use, and when you have called 999, the ambulance service operator will stay on the telephone to assist you.  The defibrillator is also designed to talk to you and tell you what to do.  You cannot make a mistake when using the defibrillator – you just follow the instructions being given.

Would you like to attend an Defibrillator Awareness session?  If we have enough people interested we can look into arranging another date.  Please contact the Clerk to register your interest