U3A Defibrillator Training

April 17th, 2017Comments Off on U3A Defibrillator Training

Iain Howie on behalf of the British Heart Foundation gave a select group of Stewartry U3A members a most interesting talk about defibrillators in the Stewartry. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. There have been several initiatives to install them around the area (despite a controversial suggestion by our local Health Board that the kits should not be funded).

Mr Howie told of examples where local people’s lives had been saved including John McFarlane of Kirkcudbright whose life was saved by staff from the Masonic Arms using their defibrillator.

 

 

 

Following his demonstration of CPR and defibrillator use, gallant volunteers practiced on the model Annie and practiced the recovery position.

For a current map and list of local defibrillators go to the Stewartry Community Safety Forum website http://www.stewartrycommunitysafetyforum.com/

If there isn’t one near you and you think there should be contact the Safety Forum or Stewartry U3A.

 

 

 

LOCATION OF PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILATORS IN STEWARTRY:

Castle Douglas:

 

Post Office

Castle Douglas High School

The Market Inn Hotel

Monty’s Bar

Castle Douglas Golf Club

Stewartry Rugby Football Club

Scotmid

Castle Douglas Fire Station  (24 hrs)

Castle Douglas Bowling Club

Castle Douglas Masonic Lodge

Tesco

 

Kirkcudbright:

 

The Masonic Arms

Kirkcudbright Fire Station (24 hours)

The Selkirk Arm

Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool

Thomsons Shop, Kirkcudbright

Castle MacLellan Foods Ltd

Harbour Master’s Office (24 hours)

Tesco

 

Dalbeattie:

 

Day Centre

Dalbeattie Golf Club

Costcutter, High Street

Alma House (24 hours)

Dalbeattie High School (24 hours)

Munches Park House (24 hours)

 
Auchencairn

Garage

Haugh of Urr

Village Hall (24 hours)

Beeswing

Loch Arthur Shop (24 hrs)

Kippford

Village Hall (24 hours)

Bridge of Dee

Kirkgunzeon

Primary School

Carsphairn

Village Hall

Village Shop and Tearoom (24 hours)

Kirkpatrick Durham

Village Hall (24 hours)

Colvend

Store (24 hours)

Colvend Golf Club (24 hours)

New Galloway

The CatStrand

New Galloway Golf Club (24 hours)

Corsock

Village Hall (24 hours)

 

Parton

Village Hall

Crocketford

Village Hall (24 hours)

Barfil Farm, Crocketford

Rockcliffe

Public Toilets (24 hours)

Crossmichael

Shop & Post Office

Southerness

Paul Jones Hotel

Golf Course (24 hours)

Dalry

Primary School

Springholm

Village Hall

Dumfries

The Hub, Friars Vennel

Twynholm

The Star Hotel

Gatehouse of Fleet

Bank of Fleet Hotel

 

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