When we are talking about defibrillators we really are talking about life and death, which is why it’s so important to get the right one.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the world’s biggest killer. In the UK alone it affects 250,000 adults every year and there is no cure and CPR won’t fix it.
You have to deliver a shock to the heart to restore its natural rhythm – and with every minute that passes without a shock from a defibrillator, survival rates drop by 10%.
So when a defibrillator is needed there is no time to worry about whether it will work because every second is vital.
But unfortunately having one ready to use is not enough as users of the LIFEPAK 1000 have found – with eight reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment.
Physio-Control has since announced they are launching a voluntary field action on the product, due to an intermittent connection between the battery and device electrical contacts – which is preventing treatment being given.
Here at Martek Lifecare we offer five different Defibtech Lifeline defibrillator options, all of which are proven lifesavers.
But how do you choose the right one?
There are so many things to consider, not least who will be using it.
Not everyone is medically trained and depending on where the defibrillator is situated this should always be taken into account.
We offer the Lifeline VIEW, semi-automatic option, which is the only AED on the market with a full-colour video screen – so even a child can use it with confidence in a rescue. It also received a top score of 100/100 in a product evaluation by West Midlands Fire Service.
When time is of the essence it is important to act fast and we also have the Lifeline AED, which is proven, in an independent study, to be the easiest AED on the market by minimally trained bystanders.
All of our defibrillators come with a unique 8-year warranty, as well as an unlimited aftersales customer service
You will also receive reminders before your pads and batteries run out so you’re never without and we’ll replace your AED in 24hrs if there’s a fault under warranty.
To help make the decision- making process even easier we also offer a free product demonstration. Just click here now to book yours.