The statistics
  • Police officers are more likely than most people to suffer a workplace SCA, due to the high risk and stressful nature of the job.
  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 150,000 people every year in the UK, and is responsible for more than a quarter of all deaths.
  • When a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens, the likelihood of surviving decreases by 10% with every minute that passes without defibrillation.
  • There is a 70% chance of survival if defibrillation happens within 3 minutes of the SCA. This increases to 90% if the heart is shocked within one minute of the SCA.
  • 75% of NHS ambulances arrive within 8 minutes.

 

Why the Powerheart® G5 is the best police AED

The Powerheart® G5 AED has been specially engineered to deliver the fastest response in an emergency situation, with the latest features including:

  • Built for emergencies – With a lightweight, portable design, and a strong build that meets even military standards.
  • Patented Rescue Ready® technology – Completes presence functionality and expiration checks on the pads, battery, and internal circuitry every day.
  • Variable shock power – Our STAR® biphasic software and variable escalating energy tailors the power of the shocks given to the patient’s heart.
  • Professional control – The device is available in either automatic or semi-automatic versions, the latter giving first responders full control of treatment.
  • Comprehensive indemnification policy – Our indemnification policy covers anyone using the defibrillator.
  • Cross-service communication – The built-in screen displays all the information a paramedic will need on arrival: the patient’s heart rate, the waveform, the elapsed time, and the number of shocks delivered.
  • One of the longest warranties in the industry – Your defibrillator will be covered for eight years, while the Intellisense® battery comes with a four-year full operational guarantee.

Contact Cardiac Science today for specialist advice about defibrillators for law enforcement organisations, and our friendly team will be happy to help.

 

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