The AED Locator website is dedicated to promoting the placement of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) with 24 hour access so that life saving emergency defibrillators are available to everyone whenever they are required when a Cardiac Arrest is suspected.
WE'RE GETTING BIGGER!! An expanding network of secure, heated waterproof cabinets are positioned in numerous locations across the UK. Click here for the latest HeartSafe® locations.
14 Hearts & Goals HeartSafe® Packages are launched in the North West of England. Click here to read more.
The latest Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) now offer CPR Help and are built specifically for laypeople to use who may not have had any training. Less than 5% of people survive with CPR alone but these odds are improved tenfold to 50% with the prompt use of an AED and effective CPR.
The ERC Guidelines 2010 - European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 Section 2. Adult basic life support and use of AEDs say that regardless of whether it is a lay person or a professional rescuer, 70% of all CPR is carried out ineffectively. With the use of an AED with CPR Help, the odds are considerably improved.
Click on the images below to find out more about an AED with CPR Help.
Please click here to see important customer information regarding the Heartsine 300P Defibrillator.
Pictured below is the new HeartSafe® cabinet with defibrillator located outside the Co-Op Store in Radstock near Bath
Can your community risk not having one? Every day someone like you helps to save a life using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is a small portable electronic device that analyses the heart rhythm and delivers a shock only if it is needed. About the size of a box of chocolates, an AED is safe, easy to use, voice prompted, semi or fully automatic and informs the user what to do.
Life saving defibrillators are housed in secure, weatherproof, heated cabinets on the exterior walls of public places with 24 hour access. All cabinets are keypad locked for security.
In an emergency call 999 to obtain the Access Code for the cabinet so that the AED can be taken and used on the patient. Meanwhile Emergency Services are dispatched to the scene.
For more information on Mount Snowdon and other locations becoming HeartSafe®, please click here.
Facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Press Release, April 2009 – “It is the view of the Resuscitation Council (UK) that the use of AEDs should not be restricted to trained personnel. Furthermore, the Resuscitation Council (UK) considers that it is inappropriate to display notices to the effect that only trained personnel should use the devices, or to restrict their use in other ways. Such restrictions are against the interests of victims of cardiac arrest and discourage the greater use of AEDs by members of the public who may be able to preserve life and assist victims of cardiac arrest.” Click here to find out more: Resuscitation Council.
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It is our goal to locate PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) in communities and homes, and to make them as commonplace as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
The following NHS Ambulance Services support the initiative to have Public Access Defibrillators in communities:
Click on any of the links above to access the website for the specific Ambulance Service.