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Old Jun 21, 19, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by alex67500 View Post
A message on the Golden ticket event thread got me thinking about AED (Defibrillators) and procedure in extreme cases.

I've seen some AEDs on some BA planes, but are they standard issue on all aircraft now? Are CC all trained on them? And would first-aid trained passengers be welcome to help, or would it be best to leave CC alone in that case? (30mns of CPR was mentioned, that is EXHAUSTING, so a bit of relief might be welcome, but maybe legal liabilities come in?).
AEDs are fitted to all aircraft and is checked for serviceability before each sector. Every single crew member is trained in their use and is capable of completing CPR in line with BA Resuscitation Guidelines.
In the unfortunate event wed have to use the AED, it would be expected thatd wed rotate around crewmembers to ensure that the compressions were effective and not being delivered from someone who was exhausted.
We may (or may not) request assistance from healthcare professionals, however crew involved in CPR must adhere to BA Guidelines.
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