Would you know what to do?
This could be the most important decision of your life
it could even be YOUR LIFE
Read on . . .
" Without immediate treatment, 90-95 percent of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die "
" If effective CPR is started within around 5 minutes of cardiac arrest and a defibrillator is used, survival chances increase from 6% to 74% "
It's a no-brainer What’s so incredible is that for such a critical situation the procedure is so straightforward, anyone can do it.
If you are unfamiliar with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and would like to view the St John's Ambulance training video click:-
In September 2016 our club bought a defibrillator (AED) and it has been installed near the main door to the Penrhyn New Hall with the cooperation of the Trustees. This is available 24/7 for the whole community of Penrhyn Bay; the emergency services are aware of its location and will inform the caller in response to a 999 call if the symptoms seem appropriate.
Below you can see the pictures of the box (heated and unlocked), the AED in its case, the instrument itself. What every trainer will stress is the simplicity of the operation because it's as easy as 1, 2, 3
One - Press the green button to switch on, then listen
Two - Apply two pads as instructed
Three - Press the orange button if instructed
This equipment is fool proof. It will tell you what to do with clear easy to follow step by step instructions. You can’t go wrong, once the pads are attached it will analyse the patient and will not allow a shock to be given, unless it is needed. So don’t hesitate to use it.
At the end of this page is a short demonstration by the British Heart foundation showing how easy it is to use and the correct procedure
British Heart Foundation AED Demo (2 1/2 mins)