SAMS has been lucky enough to receive the gift of an emergency automated defibrillator from a generous anonymous donor. The defibrillator is installed at the back of the main hall and is ready for use in a cardiac emergency by someone who has no medical training.
A first aid training programme has taken place so there is a high chance of someone who knows how to operate the machine being present if someone were to have a cardiac arrest in the building.
What is a defibrillator?
Where in SAMS is the defibrillator?
It’s attached to the wall at the back of the main hall, where the chairs are stacked.
How does it work?
What else do I need to do if someone collapses?
This video from St John Ambulance demonstrates the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a dummy.