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 £22,000 to fund 24/7 Public Access AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators).
- To date we have been involved in 16 units: 6 in Brighouse, 2 in Clifton, 2 in Hipperholme, 1 in Bailiff Bridge, Southowram, Lightcliffe, Elland, Hove Edge, Queensbury.
- We have a CellAED on our walks.
- Clifton & Lightcliffe Band have an AED for their concerts
- We, with YAS, have trained over 300 members / local people in CPR / AED use.
- At Least mone life has been saved.
- If you are planning on installing a 24/7 public access AED talk to HEARTBEAT to see what help we can give.
Brighouse Sports Club
The Clinik, Brighouse
Bailiff Bridge Pharmacy
Clifton Methodist Church
Queensbury Golf Club
Water's Edge Elland
Southowram Social Club
Thornhill Briggs WMC
Park Tennis Club
Cock O' The North
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?