About 20 village residents have now attended a defibrillator training session run by LIVES first responder Ian Carroll. If you missed one of the sessions, or if you would like to refresh your knowledge, here’s a video which complements and reinforces Ian’s training :
NB: this video was made in Australia, so there are some minor differences to note:
- The emergency number here in the UK is 999!
- Some of the close-up shots show the fully automated version of the defibrillator. With our semi automatic model, there is a very obvious manual shock button, which lights up red if and when you need to administer the shock.
If you do suspect a cardiac arrest, remember your first actions should be to call 999 for an ambulance, and make sure you are given the code to open the defibrillator cabinet attached to the side of the village telephone box next to the bus stop in the main street.
For further advice, please contact Ian Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org