CHOA now has an AED (automated external defibrillator) at Pool C on Lafayette Dr.

 

Please note that CHOA now has an AED (automated external defibrillator) at Pool C located on Lafayette Dr  right off the Red Course #5 Fairway.  You should be able to use your Pool key to enter the pool area

What is an AED?

According to the Red Cross website:

“An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Most SCAs result from ventricular fibrillation (VF). VF is a rapid and unsynchronized heart rhythm that originates in the heart’s lower chambers (the ventricles). The heart must be “defibrillated” quickly, because a victim’s chance of surviving drops by seven to 10 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn’t restored.

Why are AEDs important?

AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. Because AEDs are portable, they can be used by nonmedical people (lay-rescuers). They can be made part of emergency response programs that also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All three of these activities are vital to improving survival from SCA.

 How does an AED work?

A built-in computer checks a victim’s heart rhythm through adhesive electrodes. The computer calculates whether defibrillation is needed. If it is, a recorded voice prompts the rescuer to press the shock button on the AED. This shock momentarily stuns the heart and stops all activity. It gives the heart the chance to resume beating effectively. Audible prompts guide the user through the process. AEDs advise a shock only for ventricular fibrillation or another life-threatening condition called pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

Who can use an AED?

Non-medical personnel such as police, fire service personnel, flight attendants, security guards and other lay rescuers who have been trained in CPR can use AEDs. Although formal training in the use of an AED is not required, it is recommended to help the rescuer increase their comfort and level of confidence. However, AEDs are intended for use by the general public. Most AEDs use audible voice prompts to guide the user through the process.

Are AEDs safe to use?

AEDs are safe to use by anyone.”

Please comment below if you are interested in getting training in the operation of an AED.

 

Reminder- June 20th 6:30 Presentation on Preventive Water Damage

 

To identify problems before they happen, the board is working with our insurance agent and a local plumber to offer optional  inspections of our plumbing systems.  Come to an informational meeting and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette Dr.

Jay Puppo will show a 7 minute slide show of the problem and introduce us to the plumber.  The first 5 owners to sign up for a plumbing inspection will receive high-grade stainless steel washing machine hoses to be installed by the plumber.

RSVP: Janl4479@gmail.com OR Just comment below that you are coming

Reminder – when you need permission to make changes to your home

Please note that when you make changes to the outside of your residence that are visible from your neighbors, the street, or the golf course, such as roofs, decks, additions, you need to follow these simple rules:

  1. Use a licensed and bonded supplier.
  2. Fill out the application for Physical Change Procedure page 91/92 in the Information Directory.
  3. If the change can be seen by your neighbors, the street, or golf course, fill out the Architectural Change Request Line-of-Sight-Neighbors Notification Form- page 93 in the Information Directory.  Be sure to get your roof mates signatures whether they can see it or not.

All Charbonneau homeowners are subject to the agreement between the Charbonneau Country Club and all individual homeowner associations regarding architectural control matters (originally adopted, 1995; revised, 2008). See the current edition of the Charbonneau Country Club Architectural Control Standards and Residents’ Directory for details (also available at our association’s website www.choaonline.org).

The rules for changes are both in CHOA’s Information Directory and in your resident address book from the Country Club.