A defibrillator is now available 24/7 for Crick Sports Field after funding secured a cabinet to be placed on the outside of the sports facility. The defibrillator is registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing it should call 999 in the first instance.
Jamie Richards CEO of AEDdonate said we’re keen to get as many internal defibrillators out into the community and available 24/7. Internal defibrillators are restricted by the sites opening hours. This defibrillator is now available all day every day, it’s great to be able to extend its availability and allows the site to be more visible to the community.
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’s chances of survival.
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.
Thank you to everyone involved for working with us on this project, its great to see another machine available in the community.
If you would like more information on how you can make your defibrillator available for full public use please get in touch.