Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) does not discriminate regardless of gender, age, fitness level, ethnicity or geography of a person. Each year in the UK around 95,000 people suffer an Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), 30,000 of which have an attempted resuscitation from the emergency services.Sadly only around 1 in 10 people survive to reach hospital.
Just over 80% of OHCA occur in place of residence, a situation where defibrillators are usually unavailable. Ensuring there is an accessible defibrillator within your home allows you to deliver potentially life-saving treatment to a casualty prior to the emergency services arriving, this significantly increases the chance of survival from 6% to 74%.
Equipping your home with a defibrillator allows you to respond to a SCA promptly to ensure the best chance of survival.
What should I look for when purchasing a home defibrillator?
When deciding on a home-use defibrillator, ease of use is paramount to those without medical training. It is important to remember you do not need to be medically trained to use a defibrillator, anyone can use one. Our range of home defibrillators offer voice prompts and visual cues to make the rescue process as simple as possible.
If your place of residence has both adults and children under 8 years old, then a defibrillator with a paediatric mode is recommended. A defibrillator with paediatric features lowers the shock delivered to a child to a safe level of joules by the use of a switch or by changing the pads on the device.
Where should I store my home defibrillator?
A defibrillator should always be visible, accessible, and ready to use in the event of an emergency. We offer a range of indoor storage and wall brackets which can ensure your defibrillator is safe and secure in your home as well as being visible to loved ones and guests by using signage.
Can I notify my neighbours about my defibrillator?
SCA can happen to anyone, at any time and in any place.. Educating your neighbours on SCA and the investment of a defibrillator could save a life. On average, it takes 11 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at a Cardiac emergency in an urban area.
Without immediate treatment of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of a defibrillator, the chance of survival rate decreases by 10% per minute. Having a life-saving defibrillator in your home could one day save a life.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have on purchasing defibrillators for home use.
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