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PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS

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Sadberge now has two public access automated external defibrillators.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that automatically analyses a person's heart rhythm and, if necessary, gives an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.  If used quickly enough, an AED can save the life of someone having a cardiac arrest.  Further information is available on the British Heart Foundation web site.

Automated external defibrillators are suitable for use by untrained members of the public.  However, it's vital to apply the AED quickly.  After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone's chance of survival by 10 per cent.  So please make sure that you know where the Sadberge public access defibrillators are located and when and how to use them.

Every Sadberge household will shortly be receiving a laminated card explaining how to recognise sudden cardiac arrest and what to do in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.  Please keep the card somewhere that you'll beable to find it quickly in an emergency.  Follow this link for an on-line version of the card.

You can also use this link to view or download the iPAD SP1 Quick Use Reference Guide.

The Sadberge public access defibrillators are in bright yellow boxes.   One is in the centre of the village, on the triangle of village green opposite the brick bus shelter, and the other is on the front of Sadberge village hall.

iPad SP1 defibrillator in its case.

iPad SP1 defibrillator in its case

iPad SP1 defibrillator.

iPad SP1 defibrillator

Defibrillator in the centre of Sadberge.

The public access defibrillator in the centre of Sadberge.

If you have any questions about the defibrillators or the awareness sessions, please contact Alastair Mackenzie (01325-333333).

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