The Lambourne Inn now has its very own defibrillator after a fantastic community effort helped to raise the funds needed to install it. This came after an incident in the pub whereby a customer suffered a cardiac arrest and pub landlord Jason helped to successfully resuscitate the patient. At that time the community didn’t have a defibrillator and the nearest one was too far away to be activated.
Jason and Nichola Buckley decided to take action and started organising events to raise the funds needed. Customers enjoyed a community fun day and two race nights and with donations were received from the Phoenix Motorcycle Club and Maples and Birch Flooring customers the campaign was completed.
Jason said “the defibrillator is something that’s important for the local community and customers”
The defibrillator is available 24/7 and registered with the ambulance service, Jason will complete regular checks to ensure the defibrillator is ready if needed.
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.
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time and following the four steps in the chain of survival can help to increase the patient chances of survival.
- Call 999
- Commence CPR
- Early Defibrillation
- Early Advanced Life Support
Defibrillators are easy to use and come with either verbal or visual step by step instructions. The machines are designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training. Anyone needing a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and the call handler will advise where the nearest one is and how to access it. If effective CPR and a defibrillator can be applied within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse the chances of survival for the victim can increase from 6%-74%. Without immediate treatment, 90%-95% of patients will die.
Jamie Richards (CEO AEDdonate) said ” The local community have worked hard to raise the funds but it just goes to show what can happen when everyone pulls together. Thank you to Jason and Nichola for choosing to work with us”
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