We now have a Semi-Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which automatically reads the adult's/child's electrocardiogram (ECG) and determines if a cardiac arrest that requires defibrillation has occurred.  The defibrillator guides the user throughout the rescue operation using voice prompts and indicators.  It is small, light, portable and battery powered, and it will potentially allow us to save a life (although we hope this is never needed). 


Staff are being trained in its use.