Latest updates to Lifeline AEDs

The Lifeline series of AEDs have been proved to be the easiest to use defibrillators on the market.

However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be improved upon even further!

Defibtech, the manufacturers of the units, have recently announced some updates to the latest models of Lifeline AED and Lifeline AUTO.

2nd July 2019

Can Smart Devices help with Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Today, more and more people are using smart speakers. They may have them in their homes with devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, or they may be carrying them all the time in their smartphones.

Because this technology is always listening, it can be useful for many medical applications. As well as helping with the delivery of medication and scheduling urgent appointments, companies are currently developing devices that work as diagnostic tools for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Clinical Depression.

27th June 2019

School Defibrillator: Saving Lives in Education

Why you need a school defibrillator

You need a school defibrillator because every year there are over 30,000 incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest which happen outside of a hospital environment. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. Your level of fitness, your lifestyle, your age or even whether you’ve previously been scanned for a heart condition are no guarantee that you’re safe from risk.

6th June 2019

Active People at risk from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the world’s biggest killer and can strike anyone, anywhere at any time, regardless of how fit and active you might be. In fact, some experts believe that athletes are three times more likely than non-athletes to be victims.

Heart attack vs Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Both are heart-related issues but they’re very different. A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is essentially a plumbing problem – an interruption in the flow of blood to the heart.

30th May 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 a large concentration of people.

The Lifeline AED is designed to be as simple to use as possible so that anybody can save a life in the event of an emergency.

28th February 2019

How to use a defibrillator

For every minute after a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, your chances of recovery drop by 20%. 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?

If a defibrillator is used within the first minute, you have a 90% chance of surviving – within three minutes, it’s 74%.

28th January 2019

How to buy a defibrillator

Quick defibrillation is the only proven way to treat a sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital – without it, a victim’s chances of survival is less than one in ten. You know why you need to buy a defibrillator but how do you actually approach buying one.

Most importantly you need to buy a defibrillator (AED) that you can depend on in an emergency situation so here are some important factors to consider when buying a defibrillator.

24th January 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