Free ECG Tests To Ce Carried Out At Football Academy

A Scottish football academy for young people has become the first to offer players free tests for potentially fatal heart conditions. Stirling Albion’s Junior Academy will offer screening for all players aged 14 and over in a bid to reduce instances of “sudden death syndrome”, which can include many different causes of sudden cardiac arrest … Continued

13th May 2019

The Hands-On Approach To Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is indiscriminate. It can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, medical history or level of fitness. Each year in Britain alone more than 30,000 incidents happen outside of a hospital and less than one in ten victims survive. Knowing what to do when Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes could save a … Continued

7th May 2019

Top 10 Objections to Defibrillators

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, a portable device designed for the emergency treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. It analyses the heart’s rhythm and, if needed, delivers a controlled electric shock to the chest to help blood pump normally again. Despite the fact that public access defibrillators have saved countless lives, many businesses are still … Continued

5th April 2019

High Voltage: Your AED Battery Health

Check your AED battery! You never know when or where a sudden cardiac arrest will strike. Outside of a hospital, a victim’s chances of survival without rapid defibrillation is less than one in ten. That’s why you can find AEDs in more and more places – on transport, in schools, workplaces, sports clubs, tourist locations … Continued

27th March 2019

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Your Legal Responsibilities

Treating a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be incredibly daunting – especially when you know that every second counts. As well as the panic of an emergency situation and making sure you follow the correct rescue procedure, you might also be worrying about legal claims if something goes wrong or you injure the patient. … Continued

13th March 2019

Why you need defibrillator training

AEDs are designed to be as simple to use as possible so that anybody can save a life in the event of an emergency. You should be able to rely on the AED to make all the decisions for you and guide you through the process step by step, so defibrillator training isn’t compulsory. However, … Continued

5th March 2019

Check your AED!

You never know when or where a sudden cardiac arrest will strike. Outside of a hospital, a victim’s chances of survival without rapid defibrillation is less than one in ten. That’s why you can find an AED in more and more places – schools, workplaces, sports clubs, tourist locations – anywhere there’s likely to be … Continued

28th February 2019

New mandatory heart scans for cyclists

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike even the fittest and most active and there have been many high-profile cases among sports people in recent years. As a result of this and the growing awareness around sudden cardiac arrest, British cyclists from academy level will now have mandatory heart scans. Incidents The most famous incident happened to … Continued

15th February 2019

Sued for first aid – Can I be held liable for using a defibrillator?

Sued for first aid People worry about being sued for first aid when helping others, yet in most cases, an immediate response with no hesitation is essential to saving the life of a victim. Rapid defibrillation is the only proven way to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest and it can mean the difference between life and … Continued

6th February 2019

How to use a defibrillator

For every minute after a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, your chances of recovery drop by 10%. The average ambulance response time is over eleven minutes, outside of a hospital, the survival rate is less than one in ten. A defibrillator or AED is the only known treatment method but do you know how to use a defibrillator? … Continued

28th January 2019