Under the latest government plans for health education, children in secondary schools will be taught basic life-saving skills and first aid from 2020. The new proposals will ensure that school leavers in England are able to administer potentially lifesaving CPR techniques, understand the purpose of defibrillators and treat common injuries.
Did you know that cold weather can significantly affect the performance of your AED? From draining the battery to freezing the water-based gel found in the pads, the decisions you make about AED storage in winter can make a big difference to your defibrillator’s rescue-readiness. It’s therefore vital to consult AED storage guidelines, to ensure […]
A term many of us will have heard before, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is considered a medical emergency. But what does cardiac arrest actually mean? Well, if treatment isn’t received within minutes, the result will usually be fatal. With this in mind, learning more about the causes, signs and treatment of a sudden cardiac arrest […]
Every year, over 2 million people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) around the world. Many of these incidents occur in sports facilities where people are exerting themselves. The most important determinant in the survival of victims who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest is the length of time before receiving a shock from an AED. […]
When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), most people’s instinctive reaction is to panic. The thing is, not only is this not helpful, but it also wastes valuable minutes when the sufferer could be receiving lifesaving defibrillation. With every minute that passes without defibrillation, a person in sudden cardiac arrest’s likelihood of survival decreases […]