A new AED has been added to St. Michael’s Rowing Club for use by Limerick Suicide Watch and the People of Limerick
Limerick Suicide Watch have placed an AED at St. Michael’s Rowing Club for use by their patrols and members of the public in the event of an emergency.
The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was placed by Limerick Suicide Watch at St. Michael’s Rowing Club earlier this week and will prove to be a great asset to both Limerick Suicide Watch and the People of Limerick.
Limerick Suicide Watch First-Aid Officer, Sean Lyons said, “An AED is a life-saving piece of equipment which should be used when someone is in cardiac arrest”.
“Time is vital when it comes to a Cardiac Arrest and 71 % of out of hospital cardiac arrests in Ireland occur in an urban area, therefore it is important for Limerick Suicide Watch volunteers to have quick access to AED’s should they be required”.
The new AED placed at St. Michael’s, brings the number of AED’s available to Limerick Suicide Watch up to 3; others including those carried with the bike and foot patrols, and will greatly increase the success rates in the event of an emergency.
The AED is available to the public 24/7 365 days of the year. It is registered with the National Ambulance Service and is stored in a cabinet which requires an access code. The code for the cabinet can be obtained from the 999 call-handler.
Simply ring 999, state the Eircode of the AED’s location and the Call Handler will provide you with the access code.
The Eircode for the AED’s location is written on the outside of the AED Cabinet. The AED is equipped with adult and pediatric pads as well as accompanying kit required for the correct preparation of chest and CPR.
Sean Lyons said, “Placing the AED at St Michael’s is also a great way for us to say thank you and to give back to the fantastic people of Limerick who always are so generous in their support of us