The Parish Council began the process of providing Defibrillators for our parish in September 2012. Training for cardiac responders was also required and this began in February 2013. Following the first round of training, two AED's were fitted and these units are located in the areas shown below. Training will continue and include child CPR as well as techniques to use in the event of choking.
Please watch you need to see this video and hopefully it will inspire you to get trained (free course)
For trained first responders, please read over this page form time to time and watch the cpr videos below to keep your knowledge fresh between training sessions
In the event of an EMERGENCY you need to be prepared as time is everything. Please read the following post here and make sure you are prepared to act
In the event of emergency break the glass in the key holder and carefully remove the key, open the lock and the 2 fasteners on the side of the yellow defib box to access the defibrillator.
Video posted on Facebook of a survivor advocating the need for training and local defibrillators
Quick guide in emergency. Download Here
Guidance for carrying out CPR can be found here
Guidance for using a defibrillator can be found here
Pictures of the training here
Initial training of Cardiac First responders took place over a weekend in February 2013. Groups of 6 were trained over 4 sessions. Further training took place after easter 2013 and refresher training is proposed to take place every 2 years.
Good Samaritan laws provide legal protection for those who provide first aid in good faith and accept no compensation, it would be expected that users have certifications for AEDs use. When the patient is in cardiac arrest, it is impossible to do more harm than good because the patient will be unlikely to survive without help. Without help - the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest is between 4% to 6%. Don't be afraid your actions will only help. (good Samaritan report here)
The defibrillator's will be checked regularly but if you notice any problems with them, the boxes they are contained in or the break glass key boxes, please contact us at the numbers below asap, thank you.
086 6020 553 ... GAA Car Park unit (checked by Mike McMahon)
087 2071 1088 ... Lisheen Cross unit (checked by Ronan O'Ceallaigh)
Other members of the defib committe are John Curtin, Mary Kelly (trainer) & Nigel Moloney
This year if you require training contact 087 2071108
Defib and CPR refresher video