Weʼve raised £45 to Purchase a defibrillator, which will be accessible to the whole community. To be placed outside of John of Gaunt school.
- Wingfield road Trowbridge Wiltshire
- Funded on Friday, 28th July 2017
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We are aiming to purchase a defibrillator, which will be accessible to the whole community. To be placed outside of John of Gaunt school.
In England, the ambulance service attempt resuscitation in approximately 25,000 cases per year, but at present only a small proportion survive this is because most cases of sudden cardiac arrest are due to an abnormality of the heart’s electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF) in which the electrical impulses that normally control the heart become chaotic and uncoordinated.
The heart stops beating (i.e. it ceases to act as a pump) and the circulation of blood stops.
Death is inevitable unless the condition is recognised promptly and defibrillation is carried out. Defibrillation is the use of a high-energy electric shock that stops the chaotic rhythm of VF and allows the normal, organised, electrical rhythm of the heart to re-start. This can allow the pumping action of the heart to return.
The major factor limiting the number of people who survive sudden cardiac arrest is the ability to provide defibrillation within a critical time.
The Friends of John of Gaunt are hoping to provide a defibrillator that will be accessible to the community 24/7, 365 days a year, they will also have it accredited with the South Western Ambulance service.
The school will hold sessions for staff and pupils and anyone who would like to see the defibrillator in action and alleviate and apprehensions the community may have in using it.
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Jul 3, 2017
Shared by my Auntie Wendy so here's a small donation to help towards your target. Good luck x
Jul 2, 2017
Let's hope we get to our target x
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The Friends of John of Gaunt
Wingfield road Trowbridge Wiltshire
As parents and grandparents of school children , or as a member of the Trowbridge community we realise that having acess to a defibrillator within our community may save a life.