WATCH: How to use a defibrillator and carry out CPR
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Defibrillators are very easy to use and public ones are becoming more and more available at locations across Norfolk and Waveney.
A defibrillator is an electrical device that provides a shock to the heart to stop life-threatening ventricular fibrillation. It uses an electric current to shock the heart back into working normally again.
If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it’s important to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby.
And if you are thinking of getting a public access defibrillator, the British Heart Foundation recommend you contact your local ambulance trust first.