The Complete Guide To Defibrillators

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As a provider of essential business supplies, we get asked a lot about defibrillators. Are they worth footing the bill, what do they do and so on and so forth… After a few brief articles in the past giving snapshot guides on these devices, we give you a complete guide to help in deciding whether […]

Stealing From the Hearts of the Nation: AED Theft

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How to Prevent AED Theft Every week there are reports of missing or damaged Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), and the problem is only getting worse. AEDs are public medical devices designed for immediate first aid to sufferers on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SDA) – for more information on AEDs, check out our FAQ article here. Basically, […]

Defibrillator Batteries: Lifespan

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How long do defibrillator batteries last?   Each year in Britain around 30,000 people fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital environment. In the event of an emergency, defibrillators act as the first responder to the scene. Nothing lasts forever and with the importance of life-saving devices; you’ll need the right parts […]

Public Access Defibrillator

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  Fatigue. Fainting. Palpitations. Chest Pain. Shortness of breath.   Healthy or infirm, these are just some of the following symptoms that bring out Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Often without warning, the emergency medical services attempt to resuscitate 30,000 victims each year.   Did you know, less than one in ten survive SCA out of hospitals? […]

Types of Defibrillator

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Types of Defibrillator

What are different types of defibrillator? A defibrillator has one specific purpose in mind, to save the life of someone who has gone into cardiac arrest. The most common type of defibrillator is the AED, which is an Automated External Defibrillator. This type of defibrillator is a modern, portable defibrillator that is found in many […]

What To Do When a Defibrillator is Required

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What To Do When a Defibrillator is Required: Introduction In a very serious situation, such as a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, every second is vital for the survival of the victim. Knowing what to do in these situations could be the difference between life and death. Keep Calm and Call Emergency Services For the best chance […]

Emergency Life Support Skills Should be on the National Curriculum

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Sudden Cardiac Arrests kill around 100,000 people per year. It’s one of the biggest killers of young people, and there’s a multitude of factors that contribute towards these statistics. One of which is the irregularity of Sudden Cardiac Arrests, and another is the lack of readily available defibrillators for use when emergency strikes. A Sudden […]

How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Reduce SCA Risk

 Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in Europe with over 700,000 cases per year, and the UK representing a huge chunk of that, with at least 123 cases per 100,000 population, translating to around 76,000 deaths per year. The reason these figures are so high is because of the nature of […]

Lets Create a Nation of Lifesavers

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We’re very vocal when it comes to the importance of defibrillators, from equipping them in sports centres, their role in the future, interesting places they should be implemented and how they should be equipped in every school. The dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, along with the importance of Defibrillators is something we believe everyone should […]

‘Defibrillator Maps’ are a new way of Saving Lives.

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We recently published a news story about Scottish Ambulance chiefs encouraging businesses and organisations to help populate maps for emergency services, in order for them to quickly search and recommend local defibrillators in the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to absolutely anybody, at any time. It is a very real […]