Save a Life in Salway Ash

by Save a Life in Salway Ash in Salwayash, Dorset, England

Save a Life in Salway Ash

Help us to make a defibrillator available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year in Salway Ash Village.

by Save a Life in Salway Ash in Salwayash, Dorset, England

£925

raised of £1,800 target

17

supporters
51% 10 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £1,800 is pledged by November 2nd 2018 at 9:30am

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

  • Sudden cardiac arrest occurs because the normal electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).
  • An AED delivers a high energy electric shock to a victim in sudden cardiac arrest to restore the hearts normal rhythm. 
  • AEDs are compact, portable, easy to use and guide the operator through the process with prompts and commands
  • The AED analyses precisely the victims heart rhythm and will only deliver a shock if it is required. 

Why we need an Automated External Defibrillator:

  • Ambulance Services in England attempt resuscitation in nearly 30,000 people suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. In the majority of these cases the primary cause of the arrest is an abnormality of the heart. 
  • Only 7–8% of people in whom resuscitation is attempted survive to hospital discharge. 
  • Survival can be increased significantly by the early use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators either by members of the public or the emergency services. 
  • The ideal time window to provide defibrillation is within the 3 - 5 minutes of sudden cardiac arrest, although this period can be extended if a bystander provides effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, particularly chest compressions.
  • The ambulance service is unlikely to arrive quickly enough to resuscitate most victims.
  • The longer the attempted resuscitation is delayed, the worse the outcome. In patients with a shockable heart rhythm, there is approximately a 10% reduction in survival for every minute’s delay in providing defibrillation. However, the chance of survival can be increased two-to-threefold by the immediate provision of bystander CPR. 

How much we need to raise:

We need to raise approximately £16500 to buy the defibrillator (including a lockable cabinet to store it in).

Our target also includes the installation of the AED & Crowdfunder Fees.

Any funds raised over our target will go towards ongoing maintenance and replacement equipment.

Location of Automated External Defibrillator:

Once purchased we hope to locate the AED on an external wall on the Village Hall.

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