Defibrillator Demonstration – 3 February

Defibrillator Demonstration – Wednesday 3rd February, 7.30pm, Monxton and Amport Village Hall

defibResponding to requests from the community the Amport and Monxton Community Charity have used proceeds from our successful village fetes and have purchased a defibrillator which will be stored in the locked cabinet on the side of The Hawk Inn, to be used in emergencies. Where appropriate, the ambulance service will give the cabinet access code to those in the area who make an emergency call.

Every minute that passes for a patient in cardiac arrest without access to a defibrillator equates to a 10% reduction in survival time. Areas with a dedicated defibrillator programme have been shown to report survival rates of up to 74%, much higher than in areas without one.

The defibrillator is very user friendly and you don’t need training to use it. However, we have arranged for a demonstration from Steve Cartwright who is the Community Liasion & Training Officer for Public Access Defibrillators from the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. He will show how the defibrillator machine works and when it should be used.

This demonstration will be held in the village hall on Wednesday 3rd February from 7.30pm. If you are interested in attending please let Kate know, so that we have an idea of how many chairs to put out! kate.cavalier@gmail.com

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