Whose life will you need to save?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at anytime. It can occur in the gym, in the airport, at work, or at the mall. It happens to both young and old, healthy or less healthy.
Are you or your organization prepared to deal with sudden cardiac arrest? In the unfortunate event of SCA most people will rely on family member, co-worker, or bystander to perform CPR until Emergency Medical Services arrive. Combined with CPR, the use of an AED can increase the chances of survival by over 75% with just CPR alone.
The Defibtech Lifeline AED is a compact, portable, and easy-to-use device that evaluates the heart rhythm of an individual experiencing cardiac arrest. If the AED determines that a shock is required, the provider will be instructed through voice commands to press a button which will then deliver a shock or series of shocks to the victim's heart, stopping the heart to allow it to return to a normal rhythm. If the AED determines that no shock is required, CPR must be performed until professional help arrives.
Until recently, AEDs were used almost exclusively by doctors and paramedics. With the advent of safe and easy-to-use AEDS like the Defibtech Lifeline it is now possible for a person with no medical background to use AEDs. The training required to use an AED is relatively brief and usually delivered as part of a CPR course.
Why should you or your organization invest in a Defibtech Lifeline AED?
The closer an AED is to a victim the greater the chance of survival. Mere seconds can mean the difference between life and death. There are many barriers than can created a prolonged response time from EMS: heavy traffic, long distance, multiple buildings, high-rise office towers or apartments, and large venues.
Is there a high risk of someone having cardiac arrest at your organization? If you have a large number of people in one place, the Heart & Stroke Foundation estimates that approximately one cardiac arrest will occur for every 100,000 life-years. To calculate the number of life-years, multiple the number of people by their average age. For example, 2,000 workers, at an average age of 40, would be 80,000 life years. An organization with 80,000 life years would expect approximately one cardiac arrest per year. In addition various people are at a high risk for cardiac arrest such as the elderly, people with high levels of stress, and individuals with poor lifestyle choices (smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet).
The Benefits of the Defibtech Lifeline AED
The Lifeline AED was created to be eye-catching so that it can be located instantly. One that can be carried to the patient quickly without fumbling. One that can be used with minimal steps to analyze and treat the patient's condition.
From the moment someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest the inspired design features of the Lifeline AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) shave precious seconds off the defibrillation process. Seconds that save lives.
With its bright yellow and black coloring and attractive, sleek curves, the non- intimidating Lifeline AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) invites prominent display anywhere.
The biphasic defibrillation we use is extremely effective at defibrillating patients in ventricular fibrillation - the most common form of Sudden Cardiac Arrest- on the first shock.
Easy to Use
The Lifeline AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is designed for speed and simplicity. Built to the demanding standards of professional emergency personnel. Simple enough for non- medical users.
At just 4.2 pounds a child could carry it. Plus, the Lifeline AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) meets US Military "drop and shock" specifications.
EASY TO GRIP HANDLE
Roomy, sure-grip rubberized handle makes it simple to pull off the wall and carry quickly to the patient.
A calm voice guides the responder step by step while a text display with lights shows the progress.
EASY TO FIND ELECTRODE PADS
The electrode pads are tucked into a back pocket ready to apply.
BIG BUTTONS THAT CAN'T BE MISSED
The "Power On" and "Shock" buttons are oversized and brightly lit so even the most nervous fingers will hit their mark.
Click here to find out more information on the Defibtech Lifeline AED.
1. Gardiner, Martin J., Leather, Richard and Teo, Koon, The Prevention of Sudden Death from Ventricular
Arrythmia, Chapter 1, Epidemiology, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, 1999.
2. Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Automated External Defibrillation, Whose life will YOU need to save?, 2008 PDF
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