We do recommend that you attend one of our Awareness Sessions to learn more about our CPAD's and how to use them as part of the life-saving process. As at 19th June 2017 we have run two Awareness Sessions and we are, subject to demand, planning one or possibly two further sessions later in the year. Please keep an eye on the West Dever News or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (wonstoncpads) for details.
However, if you feel that some self-learning would be valuable then please watch some short videos which will show how to save a life and how simple it is to use defibrillators.We start with some short videos made by South Central Ambulance Service followed by two videos demonstrating the exact model defibrillator and cabinet installed in our villages. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to watch all videos.
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CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for Adults
Automated external defibrillation for adults
CPR for children
CPR for babies
The recovery position
Here you can see the features of the DefibTech LifeLine View CPAD. This is the device which you will find in all five of our cabinets
Finally here is a short video which shows our cabinets. The Community Heartbeat Trust version (which we have) is painted and signed differently but otherwise is identical in looks and use.
REAL LIFE SAVING INCIDENT
If you would like to see life being saved by a defibrillator then please watch this video . It was part of a documentary filmed by the BBC on the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The Air Ambulance Controller arrived for work feeling unwell and in a few minutes had suffered a heart attack followed by a cardiac arrest. Obviously the patient was in the right place at the right time but prompt CPR supported by the use of a defibrillator clearly saved a life. The video length is 14 mins.Only watch this if videos of a medical nature won't upset you.