Life-saving defibrillator installed in Bushey Meads School

Lindsey Coldwell, senior commercial training officer, East of England Ambulance Service, Barrie Irons, SADS, and school nurse Karen Sabourin

Lindsey Coldwell, senior commercial training officer, East of England Ambulance Service, Barrie Irons, SADS, and school nurse Karen Sabourin

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Teachers at a school in Bushey were shown how to use a new defibrillator, which could save the life of someone suffering from a heart attack.

The cardiac charity SADS UK has helped Bushey Meads School place an automated external defibrillator on its premises. The defibrillator restores the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest. The earlier it is used the better the chance is of survival. 

The defibrillator that has been installed at Bushey Meads is easy to use for the inexperienced, providing voice prompts to the user.

The training was carried out by the East of England Ambulance Service and SADS UK representatives Barrie and Brenda Irons.

Anne Jolly, founder of SADS UK, said: "SADS UK is pleased that Bushey Meads School will benefit from having a defibrillator on the premises to restart the heart if there is a cardiac arrest on the premises. 

"Using CPR alone provides a five per cent chance of survival but using the defibrillator as well increases the chance of survival to over 50 per cent. This is why SADS UK is so passionate about putting this lifesaving equipment in place."

For more information about having defibrillator installed contact Anne Jolly, SADS UK on 01277 811215.

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11:08am Fri 21 Feb 14

Digger14 says...

Is this for use on the new students parents when they get the shock of finding out the cost of the school trousers and skirts?
Is this for use on the new students parents when they get the shock of finding out the cost of the school trousers and skirts? Digger14
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