Defibrillators in Devizes Locations The Bear Hotel - located in reception Market Place Devizes Wiltshire SN10 1HS 01380 722444 The Leisure Centre The GreenSN10 5AB The Toilets on the GreenEstcourt StreetDevizesSN10 4QU Hillworth Park Cafe (10am to 4pm)Queens RoadDevizesSN10 5HT Devizes Sports Club London RoadDevizesSN10 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 YardHigh StreetDevizesSN10 1AT The Sorting OfficeMaryport StreetDevizesSN10 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.