Stealing From the Hearts of the Nation: AED Theft

by Melissa in Defibrillators | posted:

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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

by Michael in Defibrillators | posted:

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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? […]

Defibrillators: Commonly Asked Questions

by Michael in Defibrillators | posted:

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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 […]