Working with the Community Heartbeat Trust, Brizlincote Parish Council have funded an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) which is very easy for anyone to use, giving both verbal and diagrammatic instructions on-screen (therefore training is not required – you cant do anything wrong physically or legally). The AED is located outside of Tesco Express, Best Avenue, DE15 9GU.
Defibrillation within 3–5 min of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50–70%. This can be achieved through public access defibrillation and when a bystander uses a nearby AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to deliver the first shock. Each minute of delay to defibrillation reduces the probability of survival to hospital discharge by 10% so every minute is vital in ensuring that the
patient is given every chance of leaving hospital.
The Council is very grateful for the help of a key group of staff at Tesco Express and a small group of volunteers who will be undertaking the required weekly checks of the unit to ensure the continued “fit for purpose” is maintained.
We are very fortunate to have a total of 4 further AEDs within our Community. These are located at;
- The Grove Public House, Merrydale Road, DE15 9DQ
- Co-op, Woods Lane, DE15 9EJ,
- Violet Way Academy, Violet Way, DE15 9ES,
- Tesco Express, Best Avenue, DE15 9GU, also have one inside their store following a directive from their Head Office.
Each have slightly different access requirements – those with a keycode lock require a 999 call and the control staff will give you the code to open the cabinet. The external AED at Tesco Express simply requires a twist to break the red security tag.