AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)
THE REASON FOR THE AED & HEARTBEAT
- TODAY - 420 people will lose their lives to CardioVascular Disease (CVD)
- TODAY - ... more than 115 of these will be younger than 75
- TODAY - 7 million people fight their daily battles with CVD
- TODAY - 545 people will go to hospital due to a heart attack
- TODAY - 180 people will die from a heart attack
- TODAY - 12 babies will be diagnosed with a heart defect
- There are 2.3 million people with coronary heart disease in the UK
- CardioVascular Disease causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK
WHY EVERYWHERE NEEDS AN AED CAMPAIGN
The impact of public-access defibrillators on survival
- Survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest
- 5% - No intervention
- 7% - Average for UK
- 9% - Average with CPR alone
- 50% - Average with CPR and AED
- 74% - AED within 3-5 minutes
HEARTBEAT’s AED CAMPAIGN
- HEARTBEAT has helped raise over £19,000 to fund 24/7 Public Access AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators)
- To date we have installed 10 units: 5 in Brighouse, 1 in Bailiff Bridge, Southowram, Lightcliffe and 2 in Clifton. Plus we have 1 on our walks.
- Worked with Brighouse Rotary to install 1 at Hipperholme and 1 in Brighouse
- We with YAS and British Red Cross have trained over 75 members / local people in CPR / AED use
Brighouse Sports Club
The Clinik, Brighouse
Bailiff Bridge Pharmacy
Clifton Methodist Church
Southowram Social Club
WHAT IS A CARDIAC ARREST?
- A cardiac arrest is caused by an electrical problem in the heart. This electrical problem causes the heart to stop pumping blood around the body and to the brain.
- It causes the person to fall unconscious and stop breathing. Without CPR the person will die within minutes.
- CPR should only be used if someone is:
- unconscious and not breathing
- unconscious and not breathing normally
WHAT IS CPR?
- CPR is CardioPulmonary Resuscitation.
- It is a life saving medical procedure which is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest. It helps to pump blood around the person's body when their heart cannot.
- To carry out CPR a person presses up and down on the casualty’s chest (chest compressions) and, if alright, gives them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life when they are in cardiac arrest.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CARDIAC ARREST & A HEART ATTACK?