Sudden Cardiac Arrest – public access defibrillator

              In an emergency call 999 and tell the Emergency Service operator that you have a defibrillator in the village.   The operator will advise you whether the patient would benefit from its immediate use, and give you the four digit code to open the cabinet.

Go to the green cabinet containing the defibrillator in your village.

Felton – George & Dragon car park – on the wall by the pub entrance from the car park.

Winford – Winford shop – by the entrance.

Regil – Village Hall  on the outside wall by the main door.

Fetch the defibrillator (which is not much bigger than a book) and the bag of bits.

The 999 call will also alert the ambulance / rapid response team to come out to the patient at the address you provide – BUT in most cases the early use of a defibrillator before the ambulance arrives can prove life-saving.

Switch the defibrillator on by the patient and follow the voice instructions which tell you step by step how it should be used to save a patient’s life.   When connected up to the electrode pads the defibrillator decides whether a shock is needed and if so how many shocks are to be given.  For this reason no training is needed before using the defibrillator.