Using a defibrillator (AED)
An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when someone’s heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).
You can use an AED on children over one year old and adults.
Ambulances have them on board, but using an AED in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone’s chances of survival. So it is important that bystanders quickly find the nearest defibrillator.
Here is a list of defibrillator locations in Devonport: