Defibrillator

Defibrillator Fund

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to the fundraising effort and for the generous donations received.

The Glentham Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is situated in a cabinet on an external wall by the main entrance to the Village Hall.

An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a portable defibrillator especially designed for people with little or no medical background. When applied to the victim, voice commands and screen messages will guide the user step-by-step through the process and its intelligent technology will only allow it to shock a 'shockable' heart rhythm.

The machine tells you what to do - you cannot hurt anyone.

If you think you need it in an emergency just follow the following steps:
  • First make sure that you or someone else has called for an ambulance by dialling 999 and give CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), if you are unable to perform CPR then follow the instructions given by the ambulance control operator, continue until someone can bring you the AED.
  • Send someone with a mobile phone to the village hall. When at the AED cabinet, dial 999, ask for the ambulance service and explain the situation. The ambulance control will give you the code to open the cabinet if they consider use of the AED is suitable.
  • Take the AED to the patient and follow the instructions.
  • Continue until the emergency services arrive and take over.
TO DO SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. YOU CANNOT MAKE THE PATIENT'S CONDITION WORSE - YOU MAY EVEN SAVE THEIR LIFE.