One Defibrillator At A Time
BPJ Case Management is very proud to have supported the CPAD Ingleby Barwick Fund to install their ninth External Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) in the Round Hill area of Ingleby Barwick, in the North East of England.
CPAD Ingleby Barwick is a committee of local residents campaigning to raise funds to install public access defibrillators throughout the locality, and they aim to have a device within 500 metres of any resident in the area. The committee also aims to raise public awareness of the importance of early defibrillation in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, and offers training to the local community for the use of their devices.
Community Public Access Defibrillators, also known as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic medical devices used to treat those who experience sudden cardiac arrest, and with the guidance of 999 call handlers, members of the public can use these devices to offer early defibrillation before emergency services arrive with the patient.
The committee reports that for every minute a person has no CPR and defibrillation after sudden cardiac arrest, the person’s chance of survival decreases by 10%, and the risk of hypoxia and anoxia increases, which can lead to permanent and catastrophic brain damage, and in many cases, death.
The campaign has worked closely with the North East Ambulance Service, London Hearts and The British Heart Foundation National Circuit, who have all been fully supportive of the initiative.
More information about CPAD Ingleby Barwick's campaign can be found by clicking here.
The British Heart Foundation website contains more information about the National Defibrillator Network.