Importance of Having On-Site Defibrillators

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.

15th January 2018

How the Sports Industry Can Change With Lifeline ARM

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 devastating circumstances

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 270 deaths after falling victim to sudden cardiac arrest happen at school each year in the UK?

These statistics may come as a surprise to you but this is the reality we’re living in.

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.

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 defibrillators, yet they are critical to the survival of someone experiencing cardiac arrest.

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 of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or SCA. SCA is an arrhythmia, an abnormal heartbeat- which causes the heart’s normal rhythm to suddenly become chaotic.

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

Advantages & Benefits of Greater Awareness Of Defibrillators

One town in the UK is launching a campaign to raise awareness of all the locations where defibrillators are installed.

The Southport Visiter revealed that there were 180 cardiac arrests in Southport in 2016, and noted that concerns have been raised that lives could be lost not because defibrillators aren’t available, but because people don’t know where they’re installed.

5th July 2017