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 have been trained in its use.