Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Thursday, 31 December 2020
The community AED for the village is located on the wall at the Barley Mow.
Cosgrove has three Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) available in the event of an emergency. They are located at The Barley Mow in The Stocks, The Scout Camp at The Quarries, on Stratford Road and Cosgrove Park's gatehouse.
The defibrillators are accessible by dialing 999 and speaking to the ambulance service. If the operator recognises the need to access a defibrilator, they will advise you of the nearest to your location and provide a 4 digit number to use to open the cabinet. The operator will stay on the line and advise you how to proceed.
The AED must be taken to the casualty as soon as possible. To use, open the bag, locate the "ON" button and switch on the AED. You will be told exactly how to use the AED, once switched on, the device is programmed to speak clearly to the user. Follow the instructions given.
AED's are precision devices that are able to monitor the condition of the casualty's heart rythmns. In some circumstances, the device will not need to provide a shock and will tell the first aider to continue with CPR. This is normal and CPR must continue until the ambulance arrives and the paramedics take over.
David A Smith
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