What is a Defibrillator?

We now have a defibrillator in school, which was only possible because of the amazing fund raising by the Friends and Family of Risley. But what is a defibrillator? and what does it do? See below for a brief description and click the link below for more information from The British Heart Foundation. 

  • A Defib is an automatic device that gives upto 200 joules of electric to the heart
  • The electric shock, called defibrillation can save the life of someone in cardiac arrest
  • They are easy to use and give verbal step-by-step instructions
  • Our Defib is located in the Welfare Department. Look out for the green signs.

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators