LOCATION OF DIRLETON’S TWO DEFIBRILLATORS
1. The Castle Inn:
On the outside wall to the right of the main entrance
behind the front garden wall of this house which is opposite the junction of Ware Road (leading to Yellowcraig) and the Main Road through the village. There is a sign on the front of the wall.
Using a Defibrillator for an Emergency:
• If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically,
the most important thing is to call 999
and start CPR to keep the blood flowing around the body. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone's chance of survival by 10 per cent.
• If you're on your own, don't interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. If it's possible, send someone else to find one. When you call 999, the operator can tell you if there's a public access defibrillator nearby.
• Once the defibrillator is open and in position, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions. The defibrillator detects the heart's rhythm; it won't deliver a shock unless one is needed.
• You will be prompted to deliver a shock by pressing the shock button. You should resume CPR as soon as instructed by the defibrillator.