|Re: AED for common house||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:34:17 -0800 (PST)|
On Nov 19, 2012, at 6:51 PM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at] olympus.net> wrote: > Do any other groups have a heart defibrillator? We are hoping to get > one here at RoseWind (Port Townsend WA). One of our teams investigated these a few years ago and found that both the training for use and the regular calibration (or something like that) was quite serious and made it impractical. They require regular attention and are not without risk if wrongly used. This team was very hot on it and they backed off as soon as they started interviewing providers. My own estimation is that the chances of a heart attack occurring when someone happens to be in the CH and someone else remembers, finds, and feels comfortable using the defibrillator are slim. It has to be used within minutes to have any effect, and is not a sure cure. I was more in favor of purchasing one and having the one resident who had as serious heart problem keep it in his unit. Someone else at risk could then keep it. This resident lived almost a block from the CH and it would have been useless to him there. We are also near a hospital, however. From past experience it takes 5 minutes from phone call to ambulance at the curb. For us the focus on getting that phone call made and, if wise, getting the person to the curb would be time better used. But every situation is different. Location and presence of a well-trained person. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
AED for common house Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, November 19 2012
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