The Devauden Defibrillator in the phone box is now fully operational. The defibrillator is supported by the Welsh Ambulance Service and access to the defibrillator will only be given by the 999 operator, who will provide the access code and guidance on its use.

 

The defibrillator is located inside the old phone box at the corner of the B4293 and Wesley Way. 

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The defibrillator is supported by the Welsh Ambulance Service and access to the defibrillator will only be given by the 999 operator, who will provide the access code and guidance on its use.

In an emergency call 999 and if the defibrillator is required, please follow the steps detailed below.

EMERGENCY DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

1. Call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.

2. When asked by the operator, please give the telephone number from where you are calling and the location of this cabinet which is:

Cabinet No. 821
Phone Box
Village Green
Devauden
MONMOUTHSHIRE
NP16 6PE

3. The operator will ask a series of questions which you will need to answer to the best of your ability. This will only take a few seconds and will not delay the ambulance.

4. The operator will then provide you with the access code to open the cabinet.

5. The defibrillator and resuscitation pack should be removed from the cabinet and the ambulance service will stay on the line and give verbal instruction if required.

6. Switch on the defibrillator and it will then provide you with verbal instructions for use.

7. The defibrillator cannot be used incorrectly as it will only deliver a shock to the patient if it detects it is necessary.

8. There are scissors in the resuscitation pack to assist with removal of clothing and a pocket rescue breath mask to carry out CPR.

Remember THINK safety.

Look around before pushing the button to shock and SHOUT the command

STAND CLEAR SHOCKING and then check to make sure everyone is clear.

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Article submitted by Kevin McElroy on behalf of Devauden Community Council & Hood Memorial Hall Committee