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Category: Defibrillator Articles

What to Consider when Servicing Your Defibrillator

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Over the last decade or two defibrillators have become more commonplace across towns and cities within the U.K. Small pieces of kit that enable the user to shock the patients’ heart back to health, defibrillators are lifesaving and still not as frequently found as they should be. Campaigns from such organisations as the Oliver King […]

What are the Side Effects of Defibrillator Shocks?

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Defibrillators are brilliant machines with the potential to save lives and minimise after-effects of having a cardiac arrest. The defibrillators we’re talking about – automated electronic defibrillators, or AEDs – will be the most familiar to you. These medical devices have grown in popularity and accessibility across the last decade. This is due to campaigns […]

AEDs: What are they and why do we use them?

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What is it and why should I use one? An AED is a portable, automated external defibrillator that is used to aid those experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. Using an AED and performing CPR can double the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. But, every minute that passes reduces survival by around 7%. Being able to access a defibrillator is […]

SCA & Business Responsibility in 2020

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What is SCA? People often confuse Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCAs) with heart attacks. A heart attack occurs when circulation issues block blood flow to the heart, whereas SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. So, a heart attack can be seen as somewhat of a “plumbing problem”, while SCA is more like […]

#StaySafe – CPR & Cross Contamination

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CPR Has Changed As mentioned in our previous blog on First Aid Advice during COVID-19, officials are updating their guidance on First Aid and CPR protocols in light of the pandemic outbreak. This isn’t just relevant to First Aiders; all of the general public should be keeping an eye on these important updates to ensure […]

Happy Restart a Heart Day!

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October 16th is Restart a Heart Day, a campaign led by the Resuscitation Council to improve the survival rate of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests (SDAs). This public awareness day sees a partnership of many organisations, including The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service, all in hope to increase […]

Think Your Business Doesn’t Need a Defibrillator? Think Again.

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An automated external defibrillator – AED for short – is a life-saving device for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The presence of an AED allows any untrained user to rapidly respond to a life-threatening situation in any sort of environment. So, what places should provide AEDs? Businesses like schools, care homes and medical facilities may […]

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 of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SDA) – for more information on AEDs, check out our FAQ article here. Basically, […]