AED Sign

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person's life.

AEDs are lightweight, battery-operated, portable devices that are easy to use. Each unit comes with instructions, and the device will even give you voice prompts to let you know if and when you should send a shock to the heart.

Learning how to use an AED and taking a CPR course are helpful. However, if trained personnel aren't available, untrained people also can use an AED to help save someone's life.

You often find AEDs in places with many people, such as shopping malls, golf courses, businesses, airports, airplanes, casinos, convention centers, hotels, sports venues, and schools. You also can purchase a home-use AED.

Ninety-five percent of people who have SCA die from it—most within minutes. Rapid treatment of SCA with an AED can be lifesaving.

AED's are best used by trained personnel; however, that majority of units will "talk" an untrained user how to operate one.

In Devizes

The Bear Hotel  - located in reception 
Market Place
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1HS
01380 722444
 
The Leisure Centre
The Green
 
Devizes Sports Club
London Road
 
St James’ Church - located in church office
Church Walk
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 3AA
01380 723891

NHS Dental Clinics

The Market Place Dental Practice
The Brittox, 
Devizes 
Wiltshire
SN10 1AR 
Telehone:01380 722007 
 
High Street Dental Clinic
7 High Street 
Devizes 
Wiltshire
SN10 1AT
01380 722711

 

In the villages and out and about

All Cannings

Bromham

  Location Postcode Details
Hawkstreet Kiosk SN15 2HU Near layby to ex council houses
St Edith's Marsh / Netherstreet Kiosk SN15 2LJ Road to right of Oliver Cromwell Pub
Collins Farm Shop Junction of A342/A3102 Gate SN15 2DZ On fence right hand side of gate
Social Centre Entrance SN15 2BJ On wall to left of entrance main entrance door
Angell House, Highfield Entrance SN15 2JR On wall left of main entrance door

Cherhill Village Hall

Potterne 
High Street by the Roundhouse
Youth Club, Highlands
Village Hall (to come)
Potterne Wick Scouts Hut 

Littleton Pannel
High Street by bus stop

North Wilts Golf Club
Bishops Cannings
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 2LP
01380 860627

Urchfont

Wedhampton

Devizes Tourist Information
General information
01380 800400
B&B Accommodation hotline
01380 620660
for all other accomodation contact the venue direct
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