Defibrillator

Posted by Jeannie Peters on 20 June 2021

 

COTEHELE Quay Gig Club is reminding its members that a life-saving defibrillator is located within its oar shed.

This reminder comes following footballer Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during a Euro 2020 game.

The Denmark player collapsed in the first half of the match against Finland and was given CPR and a defibrillator was used before he was taken to hospital. It was reported that he was recovering thanks to the swift action of medical professionals in promptly performing CPR and applying a defibrillator.

CPR is one of the first lines of defence in case of heart failure or cardiac arrest and if a defibrillator is available this will check the heart's rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm.

The club’s defibrillator — which was purchased with money raised from CQGC fundraising initiatives  — was put in place just before March 2020 and is kept in a special box, built by Nigel Cooper, which helps maintain the defib’s temperature.

Hopefully we will never need to use the life-saving bit of kit but if you are unaware of the code to the oar shed, please ask a member today.

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