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Oakdown Holiday Park Installs Defibrillator

Oakdown DefibrillatorWe are so pleased to announce the installation of a defibrillator on the wall outside our reception. The defibrillator will safeguard the welfare of all our guests and staff in the event of an emergency.

What is a defibrillator?

As defined by The British Heart Foundation. “A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.”

“A defibrillator should be used when a person is in cardiac arrest. CPR should be done until you can get a defibrillator.”

“If you see someone having a cardiac arrest, call 999, start CPR and get someone to locate our defibrillator, turn it on and continue CPR until the device tells you to stop.”

Any member of the public can use a defibrillator – you don’t need training. Once the device is turned on, it will give clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. The device will check the heart rhythm and will only tell you to shock if it’s required.

How to save a life using a defibrillator?