Defibrillator Campaign

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In November 2016 a small group of representatives of local organisations based in Windsor decided to form a group to purchase and maintain strategically lifesaving Defibrillator equipment for the town.

The Windsor Community Defibrillator Partnership (WCDP) has been established to provide publicly accessed Defibrillator 24hours a day.

Having formed WCDP and starting to raise funds we were faced with the same problem as you, a decision as to which of the many available models of Defibrillators to buy.

Committee members:

Paul Roach – Town Centre Manager

Mike Brown – Deputy Town Centre Manger, and Rotary Club of Windsor St George 

PCSO David Bullock – Thames Valley Police, and Windsor Street Angels Co-Ordinator

Chris Davies – Rotary Club of Windsor St George

Diane Purchase – Windsor Lions

Mike Sells – Windsor Lions

Committee members will be pleased to provide more information, as required, 

or via mikepsells@gmail.com

 

Location of Automated External Defibrillators

AAQ55 – Sponsor – Purchase Family – (November 2017)

Location: Darville House, Oxford Road East, Windsor,SL4 1EF

 

AAQ56 – Sponsor – Street Angels – (October 2017) 

Location: Minton Place, William Street, Windsor, SL4 1EG

 

AAQ57 – Sponsor – Rotary – (December 2017)

Location: Space NK Shop, Windsor Royal Station, Windsor, SL4 1PJ

 

AAQ58  Sponsor – Shanly Foundation – (February 2018)

Location: Kiosk, Bachelors Acre, Victoria Street, Windsor SL4 1ER.

 

AAQ59  Sponsor – Windsor Lions – (April 2018)

Location: Theatre Stage Door, River Street, Windsor, SL4 1QT

 

AAW00 – Sponsor – Windsor College – (March 2018)

Location: Windsor College, St. Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3AZ

 

AAV99 – Sponsor – Waitrose – (October 2018)

Location: Antrum, Windsor Yard, Windsor, SL4 1TG

 

AAV98 – Sponsor – Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead – (December 2018)

Location: Coach Park, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HY

 

AAW01 – Sponsor – Windsor & Eton RoundTable – (May 2018)

Location: Windsor Castle Public House, 98 Kings Road, Windsor, SL4 2AP

 

AGA353 – Sponsor – Shanly Foundation – (February 2019)

Location Windsor Castle Public House, 98 Kings Road, Windsor, SL4 2AP

 

AGA354 – Windsor Christian Action & Dedworth Baptist Church – (February 2019)

Location: Dedworth Green Baptist Church, Smiths Lane, Windsor SL4 5PE

 

Community Defibrillator Frequently Asked Questions

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)

What is the recommended treatment for SCA ?

Defibrillation is the only treatment proven to restore a normal heart rhythm. When used on a victim of SCA, the automated external defibrillator (AED) can be used to administer a lifesaving electric shock that restores the heart’s rhythm to normal. AEDs are designed to allow non-medical personnel to save lives.  

 

How much time do I have to respond if someone has a SCA ?

Only minutes. Defibrillate within three minutes and the chances of survival are 70 percent. After 10 minutes, the chances of survival are negligible.  

 

I know CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), wouldn’t it help ?

CPR only buys a little more time, potentially giving the victim a small amount of extra time until a defibrillator arrives. But SCA ultimately requires a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. As a result, most CPR training now also includes AED training.

 

Is an AED complicated to use ?

AEDs are very easy to use. An AED can be used by practically anyone who has been shown what to do. In fact, there are a number of cases where people with no training at all have saved lives.  

 

Can a non-medical person make a mistake when using an AED ?

AEDs are safe to use by anyone who has been shown how to use them. The AED’s voice guides the rescuer through the steps involved in saving someone; for example, “apply pads to patient’s bare chest” (the pads themselves have pictures of where they should be placed) and “press red shock button.” Furthermore, safeguards have been designed into the unit precisely so that non-medical responders can’t use the AED to shock someone who doesn’t need a shock.  

 

Can the AED itself make a mistake ?

It is unlikely. Studies show that AEDs interpret the victim’s heart rhythm more quickly and accurately than many trained emergency professionals. If the AED determines that no shock is needed, it will not allow a shock to be given.

 

Are there any legal or insurance implications? 

There are no legal or insurance risks associated with using a defibrillator. There have been no cases of anyone being sued in the UK and no instances of claims from people receiving poor first aid attention in the UK; this is a health and safety myth.