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Bleasby Defibrillator, sponsored by Bleasby Parish Council.
Bleasby now has a defibrillator located in the red phone box on Main Street, corner of Sycamore Lane NG14 7GJ.
If someone is unconscious you should ring 999. The operator will tell you the location of your nearest defibrillator and give you a code to open the cabinet it is stored in. Once the cabinet is open you remove the orange machine and bag and take it to the casualty.
You will still have to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to give your casualty the best chance but the defibrillator is like giving a jump start to the heart. It talks to you and tells you how to use it. The difference between life and death is truly being able to access one of these machines and using it.
Instructions on how to use the defibrillator can be found in this You Tube video (demo for use starts at 1 min 25 secs).
In December 2015, 34 people attended training on CPR and use of the defibrillator. Thanks to the organisers of these sessions which received a lot of positive feedback. It is likely that further training will be organised in due course.
Below you will find a link to some handouts given to those who attended the training sessions. It is well worth familiarising yourself with these as they explain the chain of survival.
If you would like to see the machine and how it works Ali Sutherland has kindly offered to meet people at the phone box to talk it all through.
- Bleasby Defibrillator