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External Defibrillator at Riverside Inn Cheddar

Riverside Inn, Cheddar

New Cabinet Installations

The local Lions Club of Cheddar chose a HeartSafe® cabinet and HeartSine defibrillator to place near the centre of this historic worldwide known Village. Famous for the Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar Cheese and strawberries, this very busy tourist spot has become HeartSafe® providing extra protection for the local residents as well as many thousands of visitors. They have subsequently installed a further HeartSafe® cabinet and HeartSine defibrillator at the Sports Pavilion.

Villages and Rural Locations

Despite every effort and endeavour by ambulance paramedics, some emergency calls can take more than 10 minutes to arrive at an incident.


Rural communities and Villages are at greater risk when cardiac arrest occurs. Every effort is made to arrive at an incident within the Government recommended timescales of 8 minutes. When a cardiac arrest occurs every minute without the use of an AED can reduce chance of survival by 10%. When 10 minutes approaches, only effective CPR may prolong the chance of survival of the patient.

Do not depend on someone’s memory of how CPR is performed having watched Casualty or the Vinnie Jones CPR Heart Advert, ensure you have the right type of defibrillator that gives you feedback as to the quality of CPR you are administering. In our view, the HeartSine Samaritan® PAD 500P is the best choice of defibrillator due to its unique patented impedance cardiogram.

When a cardiac arrest occurs out of the hospital the most likely place for it to happen is at home between midnight and 7 am. The bedroom or bathroom is the likely place it occurs. Lay people are likely to obtain the AED and use it. The AED will only shock a patient if a shockable arrhythmia is detected. This may be approximately 50% of the time. If no arrhythmia is found, you must carry out CPR, to manually pump the patient’s heart until professional help arrives.



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