National Heart Month: Kick-start your health!

For many people, looking after their heart isn’t always a top priority. However, just a few changes can help everybody make improvements to their heart health. It’s National Heart Month so there’s no better time to kick-start your heart and improve your health.

9th February 2018

Where is your nearest defibrillator? & more importantly, does it work?

Can you imagine finding somebody in need of a defibrillator immediately, and not knowing where the nearest one is and watching them pass away? AEDs have dramatically evolved over the past few years and have become incredibly easy and simple to use – even an untrained civilian. The movement towards easy to use defibrillators has … Continued

1st February 2018

You have a fire extinguisher on site: Why don’t you have a defibrillator?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest affects anybody. The preconceptions that it only happens to the elderly or the unfit are far from the reality.  When someone suffers from an SCA, their heart electrically malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly, unable to pump oxygenated blood around the body. Mace Group, Morgan Sindall and Wates Group – a combined workforce … Continued

15th January 2018

How the Lifeline ARM can revolutionise the Sports Industry

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affects athletes from all walks of sport. The preconception that SCA only happens to the elderly or the unhealthy is far from the real scenario. Unfortunately, there are many cases every year of SCA in children & athletes – and if fast medical action isn’t taken, it can result in fatal … Continued

8th January 2018

Why defibrillators are critical in schools

As a teacher or parent, your main concerns are child health, well-being and safety. Did you know that 12 young people die each week due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and of these, 270 deaths happen at school each year in the UK? These statistics may come as a surprise to you but this is … Continued

19th October 2017

Workplace Environments: Why having an AED on-site should be your PLAN A!

The HSE have revised the Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses following the changes to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in October 2015. The revision requires all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016. This meets … Continued

19th September 2017

Debunking Myths About Defibrillators: Could You Save a Life Under Pressure?

“Charging…….CLEAR!!…..Dunk….” Defibrillators often remind people of watching medical dramas such as Casualty or ER – the patient stops breathing and as the tension mounts, nurses or doctors place paddles onto the chest and administer an electric shock which makes the patient bounce vertically in the air. Because of these memories, most people are wary of … Continued

23rd August 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Running Away from the Risks

When many people think about defibrillators, they think of heart attack patients, yet defibrillators are actually used for patients who are suffering from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. This can be as a result of a heart attack, yet is more often unexpected in the form … Continued

15th August 2017

“Win a Defib” Competition Winner

Martek Lifecare would like to thank everyone who entered our most recent competition to win a life saving defibrillator worth £1,000. Congratulations to Michelle Ashwell who is our lucky winner! Michelle received her Lifeline Defibrillator last week where she presented it to the Leavesden Juniors Parkrun.

2nd August 2017