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Save a life - your closest defibrillator (AED) is in Sparsholt

on Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:14am

Did you know that there is an 'automated external defibrillator' (AED) available outside the Griffin Hall in Sparsholt?

An AED is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

There are instructions on how to access and use the AED on the device itself, but you must call 999 before accessing and using it.

TIP: Did you know that when dialing 999 from your mobile phone, even if it shows limited or no signal, your mobile phone will attempt to connect to whichever is the strongest signal provider in the area, irrespective of who you pay for your mobile service?

Like some training? Keep an eye out on the Sparsholt & Westcot website, as the Parish Council often organises CPR resuscitation and AED training.

Where is your nearest AED?

There's a great Android & Apple app that users can access via their smartphone or table which uses GPS functionality to show where the nearest AED (in our region) is as well as a list of other AEDs in the area.

It also features videos, CPR instructions and a section that will answers many of your cardiac arrest and heart attack questions.

More here:-

How to use a defibrillator