Defibrillators in the Community

What is a defibrillator?

A defibrillator, sometimes known as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a small electronic device designed to allow minimally trained people to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

The device analyses and looks for shockable heart rhythm, advises the rescuer of the need for defibrillation and delivers a shock if needed.

A defibrillator applies a brief pulse of electrical current allowing the heart’s normal electrical system to resume normal control. (Please note that a 100% success rate cannot be guaranteed, but this could be the casualty’s best and only chance of survival).

What are CPADs?

CPADs are cabinets located on the outside wall of a building so that the AED inside can be accessible 24/7 to anyone in the vicinity who requires it. It means more people could benefit from the presence of your device and more lives could be saved.

For cabinets with a key code lock, the code is accessed by calling 999 which means the device re-mains secure.

Nearest defibrillators to Fenny Compton, CV47 2YG:

Fenny Compton Fire Station  Internal restricted hours
Fenny Compton Surgery  CPAD 24/7
Bishops Itchington Surgery CPAD 24/7
Ladbroke Village Hall – Ladbroke Parish Council CPAD 24/7
Fenny Compton Village Hall CPAD 24/7
Avon Dassett Post Office – Avon Dassett Parish Council CPAD 24/7

Nearest defibrillators to Shenington OX15 6NF:

Hornton Methodist Church CPAD 24/7
Drayton Village Hall CPAD 24/7

Those of you attending Fenny Compton Surgery may have noticed the  addition of a Public access defibrillator on the outside of the building.   Following a discussion with the Resuscitation trainer and the Patient Participation Group, we felt it was a great idea to place our defibrillator outside the building so that it could be used by the public if required as well as the surgery. Fenny Compton is lucky to have two defibrillators in the village- the other is located at the village hall. The codes and how to open the cabinet is provided via the emergency services – if you were to require the code you would call 999 and explain that you were at Fenny Compton Surgery and they would provide you with the code and then the instructions on the defibrillator can be followed. The cabinet was acquired via a lottery grant and the Parish Council. The surgery and the patients thank all those involved.