Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
The AED located at the Barley Mow, is available again after its recent service check.
Other AED's are available at the Scout Camp, The Quarries, Stratford Road and Cosgrove Park's gatehouse.
Cosgrove has three Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) available in the event of an emergency. They are located at The Barley Mow, The Stocks, The Scout Camp, The Quarries, on Stratford Road and Cosgrove Park's gatehouse.
The defibrillators are accessible by dialing 999 and speaking to the ambulance service. If the operator recognises the need to access a defibrilator, they will advise you of the nearest to your location and provide a 4 digit number to use to open the cabinet. The operator will stay on the line and advise you how to proceed.
The AED must be taken to the casualty as soon as possible. To use, open the bag, locate the "ON" button and switch on the AED. You will be told exactly how to use the AED, once switched on, as the device is programmed to clearly speak to the user. Follow the instructions given.
AED's are precision devices that are able to monitor the condition of the casualty's heart rythmns. In some circumstances, the device will not need to provide a shock and will tell the first aider to continue with CPR. This is normal and CPR must continue until the ambulance arrives and the paramedics take over.
David A Smith
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Although Cosgrove has a Milton Keynes postal address, it is located in the county of Northamptonshire.