What is a Defibrillator?

A defibrillator is a device that gives an electric shock to the heart through the chest to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This electric shock is called defibrillation and it could save a life.

How to Use a Defibrillator

Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they might look different, they all work the same way. They give clear instructions so you don't need training to use one, even if you click the shock button it will only give a shock if it needs to.

Where Can You Find a Defibrillator?

Defibrillators are dotted around everywhere, such as train stations, shopping centres, airports, the gym and more.

Thinking of Getting a Defibrillator?

If you're thinking about getting a defibrillator you should always talk to your local NHS ambulance service first. They can give advice about where exactly to place it and which kind to buy.


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