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Defibrillator Community Training

Defibrillator Community Training

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A defibrillator has been installed in Elton. The device is located in the telephone box on the village green, Main Street, Elton (DE4 2BW).

Below is an instructional video by the Saint John’s Ambulance on how to use a defibrillator.

In the event that you suspect somebody is having a heart attack, call 999 immediately. The Elton defibrillator has been registered with the East Midlands Ambulance Service and they will advice whether the device is needed, how to access it and how to use it. Do not try to access or use the defibrillator without the advice of the emergency services.

The device uses verbal and visual instructions on how to use it. The defibrillator will also detect whether or not the patient is having a cardiac arrest. The device will not activate if it is not needed. You cannot get it wrong or cause greater harm using a defibrillator.

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