Defibrillator / Heart Restarter
If you need to dial 999 for a cardiac arrest (heart attack), of someone in or near church, tell the ambulance control that there is a defibrillator on St Peter’s Church car park, Weir Lane Woolston, WA1 4QQ.
They will be able to give you the code to open the cabinet.
About Defibrillator/ Heart Restarter
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.
This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time. The following steps give someone the best chance of survival. If you come across someone in cardiac arrest:
1. Call 999
2. Start CPR
3. Ask someone to bring a defibrillator if there’s one nearby
4. Turn on the defibrillator and follow its instructions.
For more information, read the "Guide to defibrillators" from the Resuscitation Council . **Please see download of this document below.
Who can use a defibrillator?
You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed.
In a recent survey, three quarters of people said they wouldn’t feel confident enough to act if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest. With more CPR training and greater awareness, we can change that.
Thank you for donations from St Peter's Parishioners, Woolston Parish Council and The British Legion to purchase the defibrillator for parish and public use.