Many thanks to @SDCtrailers for their kind donation of an AED (Defibrillator)

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 20.25.37

 

 

This will provide essential cover for the school, and local community, in the event of a nearby cardiac arrest.

 


 
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator provides a high energy electric shock to the heart. In some types of cardiac arrest this may restore a more stable rhythm. This is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential lifesaving step in the chain of survival.

 
Simple to use
They are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. You don’t need training to use one.
Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm. It won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed.
 
Every second counts
After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.
After you call 999, send someone for the nearest Defibrillator. Don’t delay or interrupt chest compressions to get it, send someone else.
 
How to use a defibrillator
Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way.
If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR. If you’re on your own, don’t interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. When you can, send someone else to find one. Once the defibrillator is open, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions.

HeartsineAED

 

.