Defibrillator Locations

The 2 Defibrillator locations within the Parish of Meriden are located

1- on the wall outside of the Library

2 – on the wall in the sports park located on the storage unit.

Another Defibrillator has been purchased and when ready will be fitted into the telephone box in Millisons Wood We will let you know when this is ready for use.

What to do

Information on how to get the Defibrillator and how to use it should be on the pack itself. If not follow below

1
After performing a primary survey, and you find someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally, ask a helper to call 999 or 112 for emergency help
while you start CPR. Ask a helper to find and bring a defibrillator, if available.
  • If you’re on your own use the hands-free speaker on a phone so you can start CPR while speaking to ambulance control.
  • Do not leave a casualty to look for a defibrillator yourself, the ambulance will bring one.
2
When the helper returns with a defibrillator, ask for it to be switched on and to take the pads out, while you continue CPR. They should remove or cut through
clothing to get to the casualty’s bare chest. They also need to wipe away any sweat. The defibrillator will give you voice prompts on what to do.
3
They should attach the pads to the casualty’s chest, by removing the backing paper. Apply the pads in the positions shown.
  • The first pad should be on the upper right side below the collar bone.
  • The second pad should be on the casualty’s left side below the arm pit.
4 The defibrillator will analyse the heart’s rhythm. Stop CPR and make sure no one is touching the casualty. It will then give a series of visual and verbal
prompts that should be followed.
  • If the defibrillator tells you that a shock is needed, tell people to stand back. The defibrillator will tell you when to press the shock button. After the shock has been given the defibrillator will tell you to continue CPR for two minutes before it re-analyses.
  • If the defibrillator tells you that no shock is needed continue CPR for two minutes before the defibrillator re-analyses.
5
If the casualty shows signs of becoming responsive, such as coughing, opening eyes or speaking, and starts to breathe normally, put them in the recovery position. Leave the defibrillator attached. Monitor their level of response and prepare to give CPR again if necessary.
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Report any use of equipment to the parish clerk: clerk@meridenparishcouncil.org.uk