Defibrillators: Commonly Asked Questions

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What is a defibrillator and how do I use one?   Defibrillators save lives by giving a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall when someone is in cardiac arrest. They are called defibrillators because atrial fibrillation is the medical term for an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat: the cause of […]

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

by Michael in Defibrillators, Workplace Safety | posted:

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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

by Laurence in Defibrillators, Small Business Tips, Workplace Safety | posted:

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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 […]

Defibrillators/AED FAQs: 18 Questions We Always Get Asked

by Laurence in Business Supplies, Defibrillators, Workplace Safety | posted:

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Defibrillators are by no means a new product on the market – they’ve been in hospitals, albeit in slightly more large and technically advanced variants, for many years. In fact, Defibrillators were first demonstrated in 1899, when two physiologists from Switzerland discovered that small electrical shock could induce ventricular fibrillation in dogs, and larger charges […]

Lets Create a Nation of Lifesavers

by Laurence in Defibrillators, Lunchtime Read, Workplace Safety | posted:

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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.

by Laurence in Business Supplies, Defibrillators, Small Business Tips, Workplace Safety | posted:

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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 […]

Modern Defibrillators are Nothing to be Scared Of!

by Laurence in Defibrillators, Workplace Safety | posted:

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AED As a seller of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) and a company who have helped and participated in many charity events to educate and present local businesses, schools and public places with their own Defibrillator, there’s one thing we’ve picked up on: the untrained public are scared of AEDs. Two things we’re actively trying to […]