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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Guide to Public Access Defibrillators

PAD Guidance

Scotland is committed to improving the response to, and survival rates after, Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA).

The overarching aim of Scotland’s OHCA Strategy is for Scotland to become a world leader in response to OHCA by 2020.

A range of organisations, businesses, clubs, groups and communities across Scotland have already installed an Automated External Defibrillator. Many make them publicly available and to the emergency services: such Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) are key to strengthening community readiness to respond to an OHCA.

This guide aims to outline key things that individuals and communities should consider before purchasing and installing a PAD.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Guide to Public Access Defibrillators

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3 weeks ago

Reminder! There will be a free #CPR drop-in event at the Thistle Foundation tomorrow from 10am-2pm 💜 @thistlecharity
#CPRsaveslives #cardiacarrest #savealife
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3 weeks ago

Fancy learning #CPR in #Edinburgh? Why not drop by the Thistle Foundation Wednesday 29th of May 10am-2pm and learn to #savealife! 💙 @thistlecharity
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3 weeks ago

“This defibrillator is available to anyone needing it, and can shock the heart into starting again after it’s stopped. Every second counts in a cardiac arrest so it’s vital that someone
can step in to perform CPR and use a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives.”

Fantastic work! Melville Housing Association
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