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AED & Defibrillator Packages

The most important thing you can do for someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is use a defibrillator. In the absence of medical professionals, they can be a life-saving option that enables patients to receive prompt medical attention and potentially life-saving care ASAP. 

We have brought together a number of defibrillator packages using our experience, knowledge, and expertise that give you everything you require for this worst-case scenario. Stock from brands such as Zoll, Philips and Defibtech will see you prepared for a cardiac emergency.

We are aware that consumers may have varied needs for defibrillators. If you're unsure which defibrillator package would be ideal for you, please contact us right away. We'll be happy to walk you through the many choices so you can select the package that's right for you.

 

What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the sudden loss of all heart activity due to an irregular heart rhythm. It is not the same as a heart attack, which happens when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked. SCA is caused by a failure in the heart's electrical system, which keeps the heart pumping normally. Once the heart fails, the rest of the body does not get the blood it needs to function.

Certain heart conditions can make you more likely to have this type of heartbeat problem, but SCA can happen in people who have no known heart disease. Symptoms of SCA include loss of consciousness, fainting, racing heartbeat, and dizziness.

SCA can lead to death, but survival is possible with fast, appropriate medical care, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shocks to the heart with a device called an automated external defibrillator (AED). Quick care during SCA will greatly increase the chance of survival. The first step in treatment is to get medical help by calling 999 immediately. CPR and an AED can increase the chance of survival by 75 percent

 

How To Use a Defibrillator

Using a defibrillator can be a life-saving procedure that can restore a normal heartbeat in a person experiencing cardiac arrest. Here are the general steps on how to use a defibrillator:

1. Call for emergency services immediately.

2. Turn on the defibrillator.

3. Remove any clothing or jewellery from the person's chest.

4. Apply the pads to the person's bare chest, following the diagram on each pad as a guide.

5. Connect the pads to the defibrillator if they are not already connected.

6. Stand clear of the person while the defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm.

7. If the defibrillator advises a shock, make sure no one is touching the person and press the shock button.

8. Resume CPR immediately after the shock, if necessary.

It is important to note that defibrillators are designed to be user-friendly and provide voice or visual prompts to guide the user through each step. Anyone can use a defibrillator, and it is not necessary to be worried about getting it wrong or causing harm because the machine analyses the person's heart rhythm and gives prompts to guide the user through each step. It is also important to note that early defibrillation is recognised as a priority in the chain of survival, and the likelihood of success decreases with time until initiation.

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