Having a fully functioning AED to hand at your workplace or community space is great. But if you happen to have two incidents in a short space of time, the second sudden cardiac arrest sufferer can be left helpless. This is because you can’t use the same set of pads twice. Despite many people ordering […]
Affinity Outlet Staffordshire in Talke Pits and Hill & Swift Ford Dealership in Meaford installed two life-saving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) this week to mark the launch of new charity partnership. Project Heartbeat and AEDdonate have teamed up to improve survival rates from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in Stoke, Staffordshire and around the […]
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 […]