The Parish Council have installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a bright yellow cabinet on the right hand side of the entrance to the Village Hall, where it can be seen from The Street. It is registered with the ambulance service and they will inform anyone in need of it where it is and how to access it. There are also signs in various places around the village indicating the location.
The Council gratefully acknowledge the support of SCC Cllr Robin Vickery who funded the project from his locality budget.
What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a very safe and easy to use portable electronic device, designed to be used by a layperson. It automatically reads the heart rhythm of someone who may have suffered a cardiac arrest and identifies whether an electrical shock is required to restore a normal heart rhythm. If it is required, an AED will safely deliver a controlled electrical shock to the heart.
Simple to Use:
AEDs are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. The units are portable and can be taken to the person in need. Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart's rhythm. It won't deliver a shock unless one is needed. They are designed to be stored for long periods without use and require very little routine maintenance.
For anyone interested a familiarisation film is available, along with lots more information, on ipad-aed.com.