Automated external defibrillation (AED)
This PORTABLE device can assist in sudden cardiac arrest when the casualty’s heart stops. It is located at the OLD FISHERMAN PUB, HP18 9HG in a green box on the wall. The location of the green box and the use of an AED is recommended by SOUTH CENTRAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ( SCAS) .The AED can be removed from the green box to help a casualty anywhere in and around Shabbington..
You DO NOT NEED TO BE QUALIFIED OR TRAINED TO USE THIS PUBLIC ACCESS DEVICE.
How do I use it?
If a person collapses and is not breathing, DIAL 999, tell the operator your location. They will advise you to get the AED if required and give you the access code. Go to GREEN BOX at OLD FISHERMAN PUB. HP18 9HG and use code, remove PORTABLE AED . Take to casualty, switch it on and follow voice commands given by device. It talks to you.
IF YOU FEEL CONFIDENT DO CHEST COMPRESSIONS and MOUTH TO MOUTH AT A RATE OF (30 compressions to 2 breaths) OR CONTINUAL CHEST COMPRESSIONS AT A RATE OF 100 PER MIN until the AED arrives.(www.resus.org.uk).
Why use it?
Time is muscle. Studies have shown that early use of an AED can save the deterioration of the patients heart muscle and increase the patients chance of survival (www.resus.org.uk for further information)
Interested in finding out more? Various first aid courses are available where you can learn new skills and potentially save someone’s life.
Grateful thanks to South Central Ambulance Service scheme for assisting with the purchase of this device for use in and around Shabbington.
Thanks also to all the residents and friends of Shabbington who gave generously to this very worthy cause and to Richard and Greene King for allowing us to site the AED on the Old Fisherman wall.
There were 2 initial training sessions in Shabbington for anyone willing to volunteer for training in the use of the AED and resuscitation.
These sessions were almost fully booked. Please contact Jackie on 01844 201271 if you would like to attend future sessions.
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This peer support group for grandparents who have been denied access to their grandchildren meets monthly in Aylesbury. Please click on the heading for more information.
For some grandparents in this situation I would imagine that the journey would be worth making, for the support they will get from meeting others in a similar situation.
Please do pass this on to grandparents who might be interested.
Community Engagement Officer
(Voluntary Sector & Older People)
Community Engagement Team
Aylesbury Vale District Council
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