Located at the Reading Room, Church Lane, Burgh-next-Aylsham, NR11 6TR
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life-saving step in the chain of survival.
If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it’s vital to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby.
IN AN EMERGENCY – DIAL 999
Do NOT leave the casualty to go and get the defibrillator. The Ambulance Service will tell you what you need to do and if the circumstances allow for the defibrillator to be retrieved they will provide you the location and access code.
If a person is unconscious they could be in cardiac arrest. THINK:
Our defibrillator is registered with the Ambulance Service who will advise on location and access code.
The defibrillator and its batteries are inspected weekly (usually more frequently) and a monthly return is completed and sent to the Community Heartbeat Trust. This is monitored by the Ambulance Service who also make an annual inspection. New pads were installed in early 2018.
Our grateful thanks to the British Heart Foundation for this information and guidance.