Group Leader Information
Possible Venues for group meetings
Maintaining Group Membership Details on Beacon
Location of Automated External Defibrillators in Tonbridge
A victim of sudden cardiac arrest is three times more likely to survive if they receive early defibrillation and for every minute that passes chances of survival reduce by 7-10%. It is crucial that CPR and defibrillation are applied as soon as possible following a cardiac arrest.
Early use of a defibrillator unit or AED saves lives as it interrupts the abnormal twitching of the heart, often shocking the heart back into a normal rhythm. AED units are incredibly effective, and easy to use as they give voice prompts to tell the user what to do and when.
How to find the nearest AED to you or your group's venue
Go to https://www.defibfinder.uk/ and type in your post code or the postcode of your group's venue if that is different. The green icon is the nearest AED to your venue. The brown icons are other AEDs in your area. Some AEDs have a keypad for security. When 999 ambulance is called the operator will give you the keypad code. This document lists the AEDs known to us in Tonbridge. If any member is aware of other AEDs please let Ollie know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Contact Details
Any member who is the designated leader for any group outing, whether in town or country, should make sure that everyone on the outing has supplied a contact number to be used in the event of an incident.
A document detailing the reasons why next of kin information is required and how the information is managed is available here
In the event of an Incident
At the time of the incident priority must be given to obtaining appropriate help as quickly as possible.
No one who is unwell or unable to continue should be left on their own.
If necessary the contact person for that member should be informed of the situation.
In the case of a serious incident a member of the u3a committee should be contacted.
In all cases a Incident report form should be completed and sent to the secretary.