Defibrillator - Life Saving Equipment - Weston AGC

What would you do if someone collapsed in front of you?
As part of an on going improvement to the club we want to purchase a life saving de-fib.
We think this will improve safety for both staff and gymnasts while at the club

Why Defibrillators Save Lives. Each year in Britain around 30,000 people are struck by sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital environments. They can affect anyone at any time – from young children at school, to adults when they're at home, work or out in public places

How does it help?
This is the type of device that you wish you never have to use but has been proven to save lives, anyone suffering from chest pain can be connected to the device as a precaution, it will only shock if needed.

About defibrillators
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. 

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.

Why do we need more defibrillators?
To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%.

Organizer and beneficiary

Kieren Dight 
Weston-Super-Mare, South West England, United Kingdom
Debbie Saunders 

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