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SCA & Business Responsibility in 2020

SCA

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!

restart a heart day

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

complete guide to defibrillators

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

aed theft

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, […]

Defibrillator Batteries: Lifespan

how long do defibrillator batteries last

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

public access defibrillator

  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

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 […]