Emergency oxygen will dramatically increase a victim’s chances of surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The use of emergency oxygen is now becoming accepted as essential for the recovery of patients in life-threatening situations. This is especially relevant for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the world’s biggest killer.
Increase your chances
Outside a hospital and without treatment, you only have a 1% chance of surviving and a fast response is crucial – for every minute after an arrest, your chances fall by 10%. The first step is to call an ambulance. But, with average response times in the UK being over 11 minutes – defibrillation and CPR are essential.
If it is applied prior to defibrillation, Emergency Oxygen will increase the effectiveness of CPR.
If used immediately afterwards, it helps to prevent the re-arresting which currently affects 1-6 patients.
All our cells require oxygen to function and a constant supply is vital – particularly for the heart and brain which can only survive for three minutes without it.
Every day, one in seven patients in UK hospitals receive emergency oxygen therapy to help with their recovery.
However, during emergencies like strokes, traumas, severe asthma or heart attacks your body struggles to take in oxygen. This greatly reduces your chances of survival.
Even reaching a patient quickly and giving them mouth-to-mouth resuscitation might not be enough.
What is Emergency Oxygen?
In a normal environment, our air is made up of 21% oxygen. After being diluted with water and carbon dioxide, it drops to just 16%.
This falls even lower by the time it’s moved through the body to where it’s needed – it’s only just enough to keep someone alive.
Therefore, a fast response with a supply of higher concentrated oxygen can make all the difference.
Although the benefits are clear, the idea of delivering Emergency Oxygen without medical training may seem daunting.
Martek’s Emergency Oxygen equipment is specifically designed for workplace first aiders and is as simple as possible to administer.
The correct and safe use of Emergency Oxygen can now be taught to anybody as an addition to a basic first aid course.
You can train with 7 colleagues in this lifesaving equipment. The training can take place in a location of your choice, including your workplace.
You spend 8 hours a day in your workplace with your colleagues, meaning the chances of needed to perform First Aid here is much higher than other locations.
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