Since July 2014 Rosedale Abbey has been in possession of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and cabinet.
An AED is a device that analyses a collapsed patient’s heart rhythm and determines whether or not the patients’ heart is in a shockable rhythm. The AED can then deliver an electric shock which may allow the heart to start beating normally again.
The AED has been needed twice recently and there has been some confusion as to how to gain access.
To access the AED you MUST call 999.
The Ambulance Response Desk will talk you through the best action to take to care for the patient. They may ask you to collect the Village AED. The Desk will give you the cabinet code enabling you to access the AED.
In calling 999 the despatch desk will also send an Ambulance as well as a Community First Responder.
If you are in the village Abbey Stores, The Coachouse Inn, Graze on the Green, The White Horse and The Milburn, all have the code. BUT you must call 999 so professional care via the Ambulance Service and the Community First Responders can be despatched.
After using the AED please return it to the cabinet and ensure it is locked. If you have had cause to use the AED please contact Linda on 417003 to replace any used equipment.
Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders
The Rosedale Abbey CFR’s have been active since September 2010 and have provided hundreds of hours of emergency cover for the area. We have in that time attended over 65 incidents with the numbers of calls attending significantly increasing every year.
If you are interested in possibly saving a life and joining the group please call Linda on 417003 to help provide more emergency cover for everyone.
Coordinator Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders.