Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Thanks to the very kind fund raising efforts of Mrs Vera Angelo, a resident in Moulton Seas End and District Councillors Casson, Grocock & Woolf, Moulton Parish Council are delighted to offer the facility of a Defibrillator which is a potentially life saving piece of equipment for young and old alike. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) knows no boundaries but no matter where or when it strikes, early use of a defibrillator can help save lives.The defibrillator is in a yellow cabinet on the outside wall of Moulton Seas End village hall.

Thanks also to fund raising residents of Moulton Chapel and ward budget money from District Councillors Casson, Grocock & Woolf there is also a defibrillator in Moulton Chapel. It can be found in a yellow cabinet on the wall of the Jolly Farmer public house in Moulton Chapel.

Huge thanks also to residents and businesses in Moulton along with District Councillors Casson, Grocock and Woolf who have raised further monies for a defibrillator in Moulton. It can be found in a yellow cabinet on the outside wall of the Community Centre in Broad Lane.

If you think someone is having a Cardiac Arrest the first course of action is to phone 999 to ensure an ambulance is on its' way. The operator will ask your name, contact number and location. The operator will give you the code for the cabinet. Type this into the keypad and the cabinet will open to give you access to the defibrillator. Follow the step by step instructions on how to use the defibrillator on the victim.

The defibrillator is designed to deliver a shock only if it determines a heart needs it. It will not shock a victim who doesn't need it nor will it shock the person trying to help.

During Cardiac Arrest, the normally organised electrical impulses that initiate the heartbeat discharge chaotically, and the heart muscle twitches spasmodically. The defibrillator applies a brief pulse of electrical current to a heart, allowing the heart's normal electrical system to resume control.