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.
Cardiac arrest can happen at any time and, with an onset of a matter of seconds, a fast response is crucial. Over the past few years, more and more defibrillators have been installed in public places like phone boxes, public bathrooms, shopping centres, schools, and community buildings to give people a greater chance of survival when cardiac arrest strikes.
In this blog post, we’ll answer the question ‘when do you use a defibrillator’?
Defibrillation and the use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) suffer from common misconception and incorrect information. There are many strange myths and old wives’ tales that have managed to find their way into society and are causing confusion over the use of AEDs.
Serious medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, strokes, angina, epileptic seizures and asthma attacks, can occur anywhere, at any time. Unfortunately, dental surgeries are not immune to these occurrences and, for this reason, dentists need to have the skills, knowledge and equipment required to deal with life-threatening situations.