A defibrillator (AED) has been installed inside the Fitness Center at the Clubhouse. For those who don’t know, a defibrillator is a device that is used to shock a person’s heart back into a proper rhythm if they have gone into cardiac arrest.
A “Break Glass in Emergency” key box with a key fob inside has been mounted to the right of the Fitness Center door that leads to the pool area. There is a bag attached with accessories: gloves, a CPR pocket mask and a surgical razor.
The AED is designed to be used by the general public with a minimum of training. In a nutshell, you open it up, turn it on and do what it tells you to do (yes, it talks!). Instructions for use are in a pouch inside of the unit. Please report any signs of tampering of either the key box or the AED to the office staff.
The Clubhouse staff will be trained in CPR and the use of the AED on May 28, 2019. After the staff is trained, classes in CPR/AED will be offered to anyone in the community that is interested.
We hope we never have to use it, but if there is ever a need, it is there!