Belper Tennis Club's New Defibrillator

Learn how to use the defibrillator safely

We are pleased to inform you that in the new clubhouse we have a semi-automatic external defibrillator designed to quickly deliver a defibrillation shock to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. This was kindly gifted by the family of the late John Morris.

The AED is located in a wall cabinet beside the lift on the ground floor.
The device is semi-automatic in that once activated it gives out audio instructions as to how to use the device, including IF and WHEN to administer a therapeutic shock.

Once the device is deployed it gives feedback to the person administering chest compressions as to how effective they are, checks the patient for any heartbeat and only then instructs you to apply a shock if necessary.

If you would like to become better informed and learn how you could use the device to improve the chances of life for a person suffering cardiac arrest, then take a few minutes to watch the Youtube video on the link here…

For those who are interested in learning more, a second video explains how the device works…