Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D)
At St Damian's we are equipped with 2 A.E.D devices, which are positioned within key locations on our site. We are one of only a few secondary schools within Tameside to have this live saving equipment.
What is an A.E.D?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through de-fibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, certified first responder, and basic life support (BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.
Please refer to the below linked documents for more information;