Ryton Golf Club now has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on site.

The defibrillator is kept on the corridor behind the bar, with the first aid kit.

If a person collapses on the course or in the clubhouse the following procedure should be adopted:

Call for help.

Check airway is open and check for breathing.

If person not breathing send or go for defibrillator (AED) and call 999.

Check immediate area is safe and free of hazards.

Until AED is attached, begin CPR.

Attach AED per instructions on machine (machine assesses rhythm and will advise if shock necessary).

No shock advised ? immediately resume CPR for 2 minutes and continue until victim starts to wake up, ie moves, opens eyes and breathes normally. Put victim in recovery position. Wait for ambulance.

Shock advised ? stand clear. One shock. Immediately resume CPR for 2 mins. Follow AED instructions and CPR until ambulance arrives.




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