Quendon and Rickling Lifeline

Q & R Village HallLocated in a secure yellow box in the central porch of the village hall is our community Automated External Defibrillator or AED. This automated device which is designed to be operated by any member of the public, will supply an electrical stimulant to someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

Should anyone suffer a cardiac arrest or show symptoms of an heart attack e.g. pains in the chest then the first action should always be to phone the ambulance service on 999. They are aware of the availability of our defibrillator and will inform the caller of the code to open the box to access the unit. The unit ‘speaks’ instructions to the operator, tells them where to place the pads and will Q & R Defibrillatordiagnose whether the patient will benefit from the unit’s electrical charge.

Chest compressionsWhen a cardiac arrest occurs, time is of the essence and after 5 minutes following arrest the chances of survival are significantly reduced. However this period can be significantly extended by the application of chest compressions. Once the ambulance has been called stay with the patient to give compressions and call for help from either an AED operative or passer-by etc to get the AED.

The unit is designed for general public use; however Quendon and Rickling has a team of trained volunteer operatives ready to help either in the application of chest compressions or use of the AED. Their names and telephone numbersQ & R Defibrillator will appear in THE LINK every month and a copy is retained in the defibrillator box. Should the patient be some distance from the unit then phone one of the helpers located at the southern end of Cambridge Road to collect the unit and bring it to the scene of an incident.

Remember that you are helping to save a life by taking action and doing nothing will not help anyone. By releasing the code the ambulance service are authorising you to use the defibrillator and the unit’s diagnosis tool takes the decision to apply the treatment.

 

Your nearest AED operative:

Name Telephone Number Locality

Alan Price

01799 542527

Northern end - Cambridge Road

Jane Price

01799 542527

Northern end - Cambridge Road

Robert Arnold

01799 543075

Northern End - Cambridge Road

Sandra Arnold

01799 543075

Northern End - Cambridge Road

Andrew Thomson

01799 543253

Northern End - Cambridge Road

Karen Thomson

01799 543253

Northern End - Cambridge Road

Thelma Wilson

01799 543313

Northern End - Cambridge Road

Chris Phillips

01799 542351

Middle - Cambridge Road

Sue Phillips

01799 542351

Middle - Cambridge Road

Nigel Ackerman

01799 540678

Middle - Cambridge Road

Wendy Stannard

01799 541869

Middle - Cambridge Road

Anne Howes

01799 543545

Southern end – Cambridge Road

Sandy Turner

01799 540557

Rickling Green

Pat Turner

01799 543314

Rickling Green

Joanne Hales

07903 596011

Rickling Green

Janice Hart

01799 541196

Rickling Green/Brick Kiln Lane/Rickling

Clare Willoughby

01799 543637

Rickling Green/Brick Kiln Lane/Rickling

     
     
   For further information see 
www.communityheartbeat.org.uk/