Barrow Raiders acquire new AED machine to help save lives.

Club Doctor Mr Steve Mcquillan and Club Chairman Mr David Sharpe holding the new G5 AED Machine.

Club Doctor Mr Steve Mcquillan and Club Chairman Mr David Sharpe holding the new G5 AED Machine.

Barrow Raiders have bought into a new AED machine from Cardiac Science. The G5, which is the latest model was bought to upgrade the old one, which has been with the club alot of years.

The AED machines are now mandatory from the RFL, it has a specific use for the players and is fully functional and ready to go onto the pitch within seconds of a player collapsing. All the medical team at Barrow Raides have been trained to use the AED, but hopefully it is never needed.

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a portable electronic device that basically ‘shocks’ a person’s heart. It analyses the heart’s electrical rhythm and if it detects a rhythm likely to respond to a shock, it will charge itself and deliver a shock. A shock is not given unless needed, which allows for no harm to be done to a person who has collapsed.

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