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 reluctant to invest in them. Here we look at ten reasons why and discuss some of the most common misconceptions.

5th April 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. This may cause you to hesitate and waste valuable time.

13th March 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.

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