Defibrillators - using one might save a life!
Two defibrillators can now be found in the Kibworths: on the wall in the Kibworth Co-op car park and on the wall outside Boboli’s restaurant in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt.
Our readers have told of others that can be found in the old red telephone box near Robert Monk Hall on Middle Street, Foxton and on the outside wall of Glooston Village Hall, Main Street, Glooston, LE16 7ST.
There is one in Mowsley and at Kibworth Golf Club and we believe one in West Langton.
Remember anyone may use a defibrillator in the case of a sudden suspected cardiac attack. The most important thing is to call 999 and ask for Ambulance Service. The operator will advise you of the nearest site and give you a numerical access code to open the cabinet to remove the defibrillator for carrying to the site of the patient and, at the same time, arrange for an ambulance to be despatched.
The instructions for use are clearly marked and spoken when using the units. If you come across someone who is breathing erratically, or not breathing at all, you should start CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) to keep the blood flowing around the body - survival rate reduces by 10% every minute without CPR.
Do NOT interrupt the CPR. If possible send someone else to the nearest site to pick up the defibrillator and bring it to the location of the patient.