Bar Hill Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Basic Actions if you find a person unresponsive or unconscious.
- Start CPR immediately. If you don't know how, go here
- Phone 999 & tell the call handler that you suspect a cardiac arrest and ask for the release code for Defibrillator.
- Send a runner with the release code to get the AED from The Parish Council office located in the centre of the village, by the Spine path, opposite the health centre. Do not stop the CPR
- If you have a spare person have them outside to help the emergency services to locate you.
- If the AED arrives before the Paramedic open the AED and follow the instructions. Do not stop the CPR
- The AED 'cycle' will leave what will seem like a long silent gap; during this time its important that CPR continues - the AED will tell you when to stop while it continues analysing - so unless it actually says 'Stand clear analysing patient' you should keep the CPR going.
- When the Paramedic arrives tell them the what and when of the treatment so far. Keep the CPR going unless the paramedic instructs you to stop.