LBT shed has a Mobile 'Defib' machine (AED)

posted Jun 28, 2020, 1:55 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jun 28, 2020, 2:01 PM ]
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, and it is a good thing for a demographic which is getting too old, exercising (on and off) too hard and (for some of us at least) losing neurons too fast. It is a 'smart machine' and does most of the brain work involved in getting a failing heart going again as well as supplying the necessary jolt.  Deb van Velsen writes: 

 'Recently the LBT was successful in receiving an AED and cabinet from the Ambulance Tasmania Community Defibrillator Fund. 

The AED and cabinet have been installed by the Tuesday Group in an easy to see place by the toilet door. 

We encourage all LBT members (and anyone else) to do a short online training package which only takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Please go to:  This AED will be 'mobile'. It will have a protective case so it can be carried with us when we go on boating expeditions. Other community groups will also be able to take this AED away on loan for their events for the benefit of the wider Huon Valley.  We are building an online and paper booking system where someone can request the AED. 

The AED also has a 'Rescue Kit' which includes gloves, scissors to cut away clothing, a towel to dry off skin, etc.' 

An information session on using an AED was run last year at the Palais, and it is planned to do a session or two at the LBT shed that are specific to this AED. We welcome and encourage anyone interested to attend. 

It's important to know that this AED will be 'mobile'. So it won't always be in the LBT shed. The closest AED available 24/7 is at the Franklin Chandlery. The Wooden Boat Centre is also installing an AED, but it's availability is not yet known. 

For more information, contact Deb van Velzen (0427554264).'

Big thanks are owed to Deb for organising all of this.