The Importance Of Accurate Compression In CPR Training

There is a reason that many job roles and supervisory positions mandate formal first-aid training in order for a person to be considered “suitable” to carry out that role – from oil rigs to building sites and most industries in between, the importance of first-aid training is widely recognised.   Thankfully, emergency situations are rare.  … Continued

10th June 2020

What PPE Do I Need?

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the staggered re-opening of the nation, many companies are finding all of the different PPE options available to them confusing.    As with any ‘trend’ there is never a shortage of marketeers touting their wares – it seems that every day there is a new piece of PPE on … Continued

10th June 2020

Can Anybody Perform CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – a life-saving technique – “pumping” the chest cavity to simulate the heart’s pumping and keep blood flowing until medical help arrives.   It’s quite a scary thought when you read that, isn’t it?    But let’s be honest – if you ever find yourself in a medical emergency – it IS a scary … Continued

5th June 2020

How To Keep Construction And Manufacturing Covid Free

Since the government announced the nations’ phased return to work, there has been a flurry of activity on how to manage that safely. There’s plenty of advice doing the rounds, but most of us don’t want to be trawling the internet for decent guidance on the return to work steps we can implement for our … Continued

20th May 2020

Are Young Athletes At Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

As providers of potentially life-saving equipment, it goes without saying that we get to hear powerful stories of how defibrillators have saved the day.

Sadly though, not all of the stories have such happy endings. We’re not here to spread doom and gloom – it’s just heartbreaking to hear that a life was lost which could have been prevented and the only way to do that is through increased awareness.

12th August 2019

Symptoms Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes And Active People

One of the fantastic benefits of the internet is just how much information we now have at the tip of our fingers.

For us here at Martek, this gives us access to the success stories, as well as up to date information to ensure we continually develop our products to provide the very best in life-saving equipment.

12th August 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

What is an AED?

What is an AED? AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator and is more commonly known as a defibrillator.  An AED is a portable device designed for the emergency treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). It analyses the heart’s rhythm and, if needed, delivers a controlled electric shock to the chest to help blood pump normally again.

21st January 2019