Public Access Defibrillators

When a person has a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the normal rhythm becomes disrupted and disorganised, which means their heart can’t beat properly and they won’t be able to breathe normally.

For every minute someone is in cardiac arrest without receiving CPR and having a defibrillator used, their chances of survival decrease by 10%. That’s why it’s so important to act immediately.

A defibrillator gives a jolt of energy to the heart, which can help restore the heart’s rhythm, and get it beating normally again. A defibrillator is easy to use and doesn’t require training, but it could make the difference between life and death.

They are also called a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator).

PADs are designed to be used by the public. When you switch the defibrillator on, it will provide clear instructions and talk you through what you need to do.

A defibrillator will not harm the person suffering a cardiac arrest and will only give them a shock if and when it is needed. There’s no reason to feel nervous about using a defibrillator – follow its simple instructions, and know that it could save someone’s life.

Use the links below to find the locations of the defibrillators in Etchingham.

1] Telephone Box at Parsonage Croft   [ what3words = pave.logged.rezoning ]

2] Front wall of the Post Office, right-hand side  [ what3words = impulsive.quick.irritated ]

3] Front of Railway Station, left of Ticket Office  [ what3words = mammals.cemented.promote ]

photos of defibrillators

Use the links below to find the locations of the defibrillators in Hurst Green.

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