Stantonbury Parish Council have recently installed a total of 4 life-saving Defibrillators across the Parish, the purchase of these defibrillators were enabled through jointly working with Milton Keynes City Council and a contribution from Developer S106 funds received as part of the development of Stantonbury Park.
As of the 25th January 2023, our defibrillators are fully live and registered on the National Defibrillator Network. Access is available via the Emergency Ambulance Service by calling 999 or 112. The locations for the defibrillators have been chosen by the councillors and to find the nearest one go to https://www.defibfinder.uk/ and enter your postcode.
We’d like to include a special mention to local resident John Evans who wrote to us with the original request for a defibrillator to be sited in Bancroft. Cllr Judy Kite, Bancroft Councillor, then brought the matter to the attention of the council. Cllr Sandra Kennedy, Stantonbury and Linford Wood Councillor, stated that “the defibrillators are a wonderful idea, and will hopefully save lives”. Going forward our Parish Rangers will be monitoring and maintaining the defibrillators on a monthly basis.
To use a defibrillator, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Turn the defibrillator on by pressing the green button and follow its instructions.
Step 2: Peel off the sticky pads and attach them to the patient’s skin, one on each side of the chest, as shown in the picture on the defibrillator.
Step 3: Once the pads have been attached, stop CPR and don’t touch the patient. The defibrillator will then check the patient’s heart rhythm.
Step 4: The defibrillator will decide whether a shock is needed and if so, it will tell you to press the shock button. An automatic defibrillator will shock the patient without prompt. Don’t touch the patient while they are being shocked.
Step 5: The defibrillator will tell you when the shock has been delivered and whether you need to continue CPR.
Step 6: Continue with chest compressions until the patient shows signs of life or the defibrillator tells you to stop so it can analyse the heartbeat again.
The device checks the heart rhythm and will only tell you to shock if it’s needed. You can’t shock someone accidentally.- Defibrillators (AEDs and PADs) – how and why to use them | British Heart Foundation – BHF