Tredington Coffee Morning and AED Demonstration

 

Come along to the Tredington coffee morning and AED demonstration, hosted by the W.I, Tredington Parish Council

and Arrhythmia Alliance

Where: W.I Hall, Tredington

When: Saturday 25 May 10-11.30am

Why: Tredington’s AED has recently been moved to the W.I Hall and is now in full working order. It is important to feel comfortable and know how to use an AED in an emergency. Come along for coffee, cake and an AED demonstration

 

Please contact Charlene Payne to confirm your free place:  on 01789 867 527 or c.payne@heartrhythmalliance.org


 

Restart The Heart

 

When switched on the AED will instruct the user to connect the pads to a patient’s bare chest. The pads enable the AED to examine the patient’s heart and determine if the patient is in a viable, shockable rhythm. If the device determines that a shock is required, it will charge in preparation to deliver a shock. The AED is very safe as it will only charge if it determines a shockable rhythm is present.

Raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in communities

·    SCA is the UK’s biggest killer!

·    SCA kills more people that AIDS, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer combined!

·    SCA strike anyone, anytime, anywhere and without warning

An Automated External Defibrillator, together with CPR, is the ONLY way to Restart The Heart during SCA

CPR alone = 5% Survival

CPR + AED = 50% Survival

Who can use an AED?

AEDs can be used by anyone with minimal or no training and little or no experience (Resuscitation Council UK guidelines purport that the use of AEDs should not be restricted to trained personnel). However, chances of survival increase if the person has had some awareness training in its use. For this reason, Arrhythmia Alliance recommends running public awareness sessions and training opportunities when placing a community AED.

The value of having an AED in your community

You could help save a life using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 

Life- saving defibrillators can be housed in secure, weather-proof, heated cabinets on the exterior walls of public places with 24 hour access.  All cabinets can be keypad locked for security. 

In an emergency you would call 999 to obtain the Access Code for the cabinet so that the AED can be taken and used on the patient.  Meanwhile Emergency Services are dispatched to the scene.

For further information:

Arrhythmia Alliance - 01789 450 787 info@heartrhythmcharity.org.uk

AED Locator - 01275 332 323 enquiries@aedlocator