A defibrillator is a mobile device that will give an electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation. This is essential in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. Defibrillators do an ECG and work out whether a shock is needed. If the patient is in cardiac arrest then it will allow the unit to deliver a shock. If they are not in cardiac arrest then the unit will not deliver a shock or if something is wrong with the pads etc. then it will not allow you to deliver the shock. It features clear voice instructions to help with the entire process from how to position the pads to when to perform CPR between shocks. Alongside that it has a built-in CPR metronome to help make CPR easier and more efficient.
What is a defibrillator?
The AED has been designed by physicians so that ANYONE can save a life (it really is easy to use). The defibrillators from Defibtech performs self-test on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The tests make sure it is always rescue ready. With no moving parts, it is incredibly easy and safe to use without delay. Knowing that it was tested within the last 24hours.
In a recent survey, three quarters of people said that they wouldn’t feel confident enough if they saw someone having a cardiac arrest to act (Terrifying fact!). However, this spreading awareness and more CPR training this can be change. Below there is a quick demo on how to use the Defibtech AED.
It really is that simple, the AED does all the work for you.
Where can I find a defibrillator?
More and more workplaces are getting defibrillators. However, it is not a legal requirement to have one yet… In fact, only 3% of cardiac arrests happen within the recommended retrieval distance of a defibrillator. Time is really of the essence when someone is in cardiac arrest. Every minute someone is in cardiac arrest their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%. Defibrillators are normally located in workplaces and public spaces like airports, shopping centres, community centres, and train stations. These defibrillators are known as public access defibrillators (PADs) as anyone can use them. If you need a defibrillator in an emergency, the 999-call handler will often know where one is and tell you, so you can ask someone to get it.
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