Defibrillator basics

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Defibrillator buying guides

Our PDF guides for organisations and community groups explain everything you need to know about buying a defibrillator.

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Where should you put your defibrillator?

Where you place your defibrillator matters, so that it can help as many people as possible. Find out what you need to consider when choosing your location.

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Registering your defibrillator

Registering your defibrillator on The Circuit gives ambulance call handlers vital information about it in an emergency. Register yours now.

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Myths about owning a defibrillator

When you’re thinking about buying a defibrillator, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts. Explore three common myths about owning a defibrillator. 

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Installing your defibrillator

When you buy a defibrillator, you then need to install it. We take you through the things you need to know to ensure your defibrillator is properly installed. 

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How a defibrillator can save a life

If someone has a cardiac arrest, a defibrillator drastically increases their chance of survival. But how do they work? We explain everything you need to know

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Do you need a defibrillator?

We explain the things you should take into account before you decide if you need to get a defibrillator.

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