Rushall’s defibrillator is located in the ‘Telephone Kiosk’ along Pewsey Road (SN9 6EN) outside ‘Paddock Cottage’.
When you need to use a defibrillator time is important so the defibrillator box is not locked based on the advise from South West Ambulance Service. The defibrillator is periodically checked to ensure it is serviceable and consumables are replaced as required.
In an Emergency first call 999 for an Ambulance.
Then send someone to get the defibrillator. While waiting for the Defibrillator and Ambulance perform actions advised by the Emergency Services.
How do I use a defibrillator?
You can use a Defibrillator with no training. The machine analyses someone’s heart rhythm and then uses visual/voice prompts to guide you through each step.
- As soon as you’ve got the Defibrillator, switch it on. It will immediately start to give you a series of visual/verbal prompts informing you of what you need to do. Follow these prompts until the ambulance arrives or someone with more experience than you takes over.
- Take the pads out of the sealed pack. Remove or cut through any clothing and wipe away any sweat from the chest
- Remove the backing paper and attach the pads to their chest
- Once you’ve done this, the Defibrillator will start checking the heart rhythm. Make sure that no-one is touching the person. Continue to follow the voice/visual prompts that the machine gives you until help arrives.