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What Are The Chances of Survival When Using a Defibrillator?

What Are The Chances of Survival When Using a Defibrillator?

When someone goes into cardiac arrest, they could be past the point of no return in a matter of seconds. Using a defibrillator is the only way to offer someone the chance of survival, and the sooner one can be used the better. 

The biggest advantage of using an automated external defibrillator is that you could save a life when someone has virtually no chance of survival by any other means. In this article, we’ll look at just how effective using a defibrillator is and what affects a person’s chance of survival from cardiac arrest.

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How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

When someone goes into cardiac arrest every second counts. You only have around 10 minutes to bring someone back using a defibrillator and CPR. An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can be used by anyone and comes with clear instructions to follow. You should also be given support by a 999 call handler when you call emergency services.

That said, knowing what to do beforehand and being prepared is invaluable. If you run a business, manage a team, or simply if you want to know what to do if the situation occurs, read on to find out the steps for how to use AED defibrillators.

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Defibrillator-Skills

Defibrillator skills to be added to 'FAW' and 'EFAW' courses

In October 2015, there were significant changes made to the Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These revisions have led to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) amending the current Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses. If you're a first aider and you don't have defibrillator skills, this will definitely affect you.

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