Defibrillators in Devizes

 

Locations

 
The Bear Hotel  - located in reception 
Market Place
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1HS
01380 722444
The Leisure Centre
The Green
SN10 5AB

The Toilets on the Green
Estcourt Street
Devizes
SN10 4QU

Hillworth Park Cafe (10am to 4pm)
Queens Road
Devizes
SN10 5HT

Devizes Sports Club
London Road
Devizes
SN10 2DL

St James’ Church - located in church office
Church Walk
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 3AA
The Market Place Dental Practice
The Brittox, 
Devizes 
Wiltshire
SN10 1AR
High Street Dental Clinic
7 High Street 
Devizes 
Wiltshire
SN10 1AT

Old Swan Yard
High Street
Devizes
SN10 1AT

The Sorting Office
Maryport Street
Devizes
SN10 1DN

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person's life.

AEDs are lightweight, battery-operated, portable devices that are easy to use. Each unit comes with instructions, and the device will even give you voice prompts to let you know if and when you should send a shock to the heart.

Learning how to use an AED and taking a CPR course are helpful. However, if trained personnel aren't available, untrained people also can use an AED to help save someone's life.

You often find AEDs in places with many people, such as shopping malls, golf courses, businesses, airports, airplanes, casinos, convention centers, hotels, sports venues, and schools. You also can purchase a home-use AED.

Ninety-five percent of people who have SCA die from it—most within minutes. Rapid treatment of SCA with an AED can be lifesaving.