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CALL 999. Start CPR if patient not breathing.
Send a runner to the Memorial Hall
or to St Giles Hall.
Open the black box with your fingers.
GRAB the Orange Defribillator and GO!
The instructions are in pictures on the Defribrillator.
Follow guidance on the machine (some details here Samaritan_Pad_360P_English but not needed on the day as machine is automatic).
It is not absolutely necessary to have undergone the training to use the defibrillator but obviously this will help to speed up the time taken to start caring for the patient, and speed of action is vital for a positive outcome in case of heart attack. The machine will carefully guide you through what is required and it will not shock a patient who does not need it.
Remember to CALL 999 before doing anything else.
There are TWO DEFIBRILLATORS in the village:
One is mounted in the porch of the front door of the MEMORIAL HALL
and the other is on the right hand side of the ST GILES CHURCH HALL Porch
For use by anyone in an emergency.
Thanks to the Buffs for providing this equipment.
February 2022: Both defibrillators were serviced by Cllr Andy Adams of the Letterston Community Council who is acting as Defibrillator Guardian.
Click a picture to enlarge.
BEFORE the event (!), you might want to view the information below:
British Heart Foundation. How to use a defibrillator:
Click this link
St Johns ambulance Youtube videos:
Heart Attack Symptoms & How to Treat a Heart Attack
How to Use a Defibrillator (AED)