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Restart a Heart The availability of defibrillators can help to save lives

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Restart a Heart

The availability of defibrillators can help to save lives.

A defibrillator is a device used to give an electric shock to help restart a patient’s heart when they are in cardiac arrest. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest the heart stops and blood is no longer being pumped around their body. The longer they go without emergency life-support, the harder it is to restart their heart. This is where you and your community, organisation or business could make a difference.

If there were more public access defibrillators, more people could get a life-saving shock as quickly as possible, ahead of an ambulance, which would assist in giving them the best possible chance of survival.

More than 3,600 people are resuscitated by ambulance staff every year in the South West because they suffer a pre-hospital cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes once in cardiac arrest, a person loses a further 10% chance of survival, and with this dramatic loss in chance of survival, there is a need of a defibrillator every 4-5 minutes walk. Without doubt this availability would improve cardiac arrest survival rates throughout the South West.

Automatic or semi-automatic defibrillators are easy and safe to use by anyone with little or no training. The device talks and displays what you need to do, with many devices also showing pictures.

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South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust covers 10,000 square miles, 20% of mainland England

Contributions by Angarrack Defibrillator Team

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Angarrack Defibrillator 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
A training session has been arranged for 6pm on Friday 12th July 2019 at the community centre 1 year 20 weeks agoBook page
Defibrillator training - Friday 12th July 6:30pm to 9pm FREE! possibly Last Chance!! 1 year 20 weeks agoReservation
Defibrillator training - FREE! possibly Last Chance!! 1 year 20 weeks agoEvent
Defibrillator Fridge poster 1 year 39 weeks agoBook page
2019 Defibrillator update 1 year 39 weeks agoBook page
Angarrack Defibrillator meeting 2019 1 year 39 weeks agoEvent
Defibrillator Additional Training 2 years 4 weeks agoWebform
Emergency First Aid Advice via St John Ambulance 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
How to use a defibrillator - Defibrillators are very easy to use 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
Lifesaver Apps - practice your skills 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
Wherever you live, wherever you work, simply knowing the location and postcode of your nearest Public Access Defibrillator may s 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
Defibrillators - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
CPR - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
Restart a Heart The availability of defibrillators can help to save lives 2 years 5 weeks agoBook page
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Defibrillator training - Friday 12th October 6:30pm to 9pm FREE! 2 years 11 weeks agoReservation
Defibrillator Training 2 years 11 weeks agoBook page
Defibrillator Training 2 years 12 weeks agoReservation