Did you know we have a cardiac defibrillator (or AED) available for public use at Berwick Pharmacy?
It was donated by an oh-so-considerate member of our community a few years ago.
It is available to use for people having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm. If it detects an abnormal rhythm, it decides whether a shock is required. Using the AED attempts to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.
Every minute counts in a heart attack. The chance of survival doubles if someone is defibrillates before paramedics arrive on scene.
So although we seriously hope you or your loved ones will never need to use it, keep in mind that Berwick Pharmacy has an AED available for use.