Avon Dassett has a defibrillator, accessible from outside the Reading Room.
If you come across someone who has collapsed and you suspect cardiac arrest:
- Call 999
- Start CPR
- There are 10 residents trained in the use of the defibrillator and their details including contact numbers are fully registered with Warwickshire Ambulance service and also with Numbers Plus who administer the call out process on their behalf.
- When a call to 999 is placed the ambulance service decide if the defibrillator is required and if so then they will contact the trained residents in order until they find a qualified person to answer the call
- The resident will then go and collect the machine. The cabinet is code protected but the trained residents have the code. The code can also be obtained from the call out process.
- The trained resident will then go to the address given by the ambulance service and attend to the patient, under their supervision.
The parish council ask that residents don’t try to contact any trained staff direct; residents don’t have to act and deploy the defibrillator, without support, in an emergency.
There is a short video published by the British Heart Foundation on how to use a defibrillator you can watch here.