Life-saving defibrillators put in eight Horwich and Blackrod pubs

The Bolton News: At Horwich RMI with a new defibrillator are, from left, first responder Tammy Harrison, first-aider at Horwich RMI Clare Boyle, community resuscitator training officer Lisa Stanway and PC Jane Wilcock At Horwich RMI with a new defibrillator are, from left, first responder Tammy Harrison, first-aider at Horwich RMI Clare Boyle, community resuscitator training officer Lisa Stanway and PC Jane Wilcock

A PUBWATCH scheme is getting behind a drive to get more defibrillators in public places.

Horwich and Blackrod Pubwatch jumped at the chance of putting eight defibrillators in bars and pubs across the area to help give people potentially life-saving treatment.

The Pubwatch scheme was approached by PC Jane Wilcock, from the police’s partnership and licensing team, which raised the idea of a number of the venues getting a defibrillator and training on how to use one.

PC Wilcock said: “The North West Ambulance Service said they had some government funding to put some defibrillators in public areas.

“If the licensed premises sign an agreement, they will be given a device, and after that they will maintain it and will get them serviced or replaced if needed. They will also allow people to come in and use them if required. The NWAS will have a map and can see where defibrillators are located in case there’s an incident.

“The police and ambulance service are working together to provide this life-saving equipment to pub customers and the general public.”

PC Wilcock has worked alongside the NWAS after undergoing training on how to use a defibrillator. Last year, she managed to secure the equipment for Castle Hill Police Boxing Club in Castleton Street, Tonge Moor. The boxing club helps young people to turn their lives around for the better.

The NWAS donated the defibrillator along with Dave and Pat Rogers, parents of Adam Rogers, a 24-year-old who was killed by a single punch in Blackburn in 2009.

It is hoped five pubs in Horwich will receive a defibrillator and three in Blackrod.

Training will be offered at Horwich RMI Club in Ramsbottom Road.

If someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chances of surviving are significantly increased if a defibrillator is used shortly after.

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12:57pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Donkey Stone says...

How much training is needed to use them safely?
How much training is needed to use them safely? Donkey Stone

1:36pm Wed 15 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

You don't actually need any training as they are setup with spoken instructions. If someone tried to shock someone whose heart hadn't stopped the defibrilator wouldn't shock them.

Once the pads are on the patient the defibrilator senses any heartbeat, and tells the user to remove the pads.
You don't actually need any training as they are setup with spoken instructions. If someone tried to shock someone whose heart hadn't stopped the defibrilator wouldn't shock them. Once the pads are on the patient the defibrilator senses any heartbeat, and tells the user to remove the pads. wsw69

4:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

wild one says...

It is hoped five pubs in Horwich will receive a defibrillator and three in Blackrod.

So! only the one in r.m.i..
It is hoped five pubs in Horwich will receive a defibrillator and three in Blackrod. So! only the one in r.m.i.. wild one

4:58pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Wjames89 says...

One is better than none, they need the pubs to agree to have them first.
One is better than none, they need the pubs to agree to have them first. Wjames89

5:26pm Wed 15 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

wild one wrote:
It is hoped five pubs in Horwich will receive a defibrillator and three in Blackrod.

So! only the one in r.m.i..
One is more than enough in the RMI. Unless you know something that the rest of us do not!
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: It is hoped five pubs in Horwich will receive a defibrillator and three in Blackrod. So! only the one in r.m.i..[/p][/quote]One is more than enough in the RMI. Unless you know something that the rest of us do not! wsw69

12:34am Thu 16 Jan 14

wild one says...

I'm saying the BN says 8 pubs, the rest are hoping just how many pubs are there in horwich?..i would say 8 and one wine bar.
I'm saying the BN says 8 pubs, the rest are hoping just how many pubs are there in horwich?..i would say 8 and one wine bar. wild one

8:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Pipi999Bat says...

Wsw69 AED training is essential!!
An AED operator must know how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest, when to activate the EMS system, and how to do CPR. It's also important for people to receive formal training on the AED model they will use so that they become familiar with the device and are able to successfully operate it in an emergency. Training also teaches the operator how to avoid potentially hazardous situations.

Not only do you get training on the AED you also get CPR training!!
Early CPR is an integral part of providing lifesaving aid to people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The ventilation and compression skills learned in a CPR class help to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain. After delivering a series of electric shocks, the typical AED will prompt the operator to continue CPR while the device continues to analyze the patient.
Wsw69 AED training is essential!! An AED operator must know how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest, when to activate the EMS system, and how to do CPR. It's also important for people to receive formal training on the AED model they will use so that they become familiar with the device and are able to successfully operate it in an emergency. Training also teaches the operator how to avoid potentially hazardous situations. Not only do you get training on the AED you also get CPR training!! Early CPR is an integral part of providing lifesaving aid to people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. The ventilation and compression skills learned in a CPR class help to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain. After delivering a series of electric shocks, the typical AED will prompt the operator to continue CPR while the device continues to analyze the patient. Pipi999Bat

8:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Pipi999Bat says...

Donkey - normal training is about 2 hours. :) this is such a good thing for Horwich.
Donkey - normal training is about 2 hours. :) this is such a good thing for Horwich. Pipi999Bat

10:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Wjames89 says...

Pipi999Bat wrote:
Donkey - normal training is about 2 hours. :) this is such a good thing for Horwich.
the whole idea of having aeds in public places is so anybody can use them. training helps but you do not need it to use an aed.
[quote][p][bold]Pipi999Bat[/bold] wrote: Donkey - normal training is about 2 hours. :) this is such a good thing for Horwich.[/p][/quote]the whole idea of having aeds in public places is so anybody can use them. training helps but you do not need it to use an aed. Wjames89

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