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8May 2017

Open Day – 17 June 2017

MedAid Services will be hosting an open day at our base on 17 June 10AM – 2PM. Come and see our ambulance vehicles, command unit, learn CPR, understand what an AED is and see what we do.

Our Flat Stan CPR manikins will be there so is suitable for the whole family!

Come and learn some first aid and learn how to save a life.

Light refreshments available.

Our address is Unit 1, Whittington Business Park, Oswestry, SY11 4ND

8May 2017

Standard sign for AEDs

Both the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the British Heart Foundation are committed to saving lives through ensuring more people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from increased public education and awareness.

Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) – where members of the lay public deliver defibrillation to a cardiac arrest victim before the arrival of the emergency services – can lead to substantially improved survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

In 2006, the Resuscitation Council (UK) BLS/AED Subcommittee designed a standard sign to indicate the presence of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to increase the opportunities for PAD. This design fulfilled the requirements of the European Union as far as colour, shape, and content are concerned, and was accepted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) announced in 2008 that it had approved a universal AED sign, similar to, but not the same as, the UK version.