Defibrillator Day on 2nd March 2013

Saturday 2nd March 2013 was Defibrillator Day in Lismore when Dr Stuart Cairns instructed sixteen people in Basic Life Support and in the use of our Community AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) which was officially opened where it has been installed outside the hall. It was also a chance to remember the late Danny Hickford whose generous bequest funded this reassuring community asset. Danny's partner Ann Sanderson, who now lives in Oban, returned to the island for the official opening and dedication. Although the AED is, to quote Dr Cairns, idiot proof there is more to helping someone with cardiac arrest than defibrillating and at the end of the instruction we all felt competent to perform the various stages. Beth Campbell who organised the event and provided a very nice light lunch, also told us that Stephen Green had kindly installed the box at his own expense and because of the complicated wiring of the hall it was apparently a very long job.

Text and photographs provided by Pauline Dowling on 13th March 2013


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