Ensuring your life-saving defibrillator is visible and accessible significantly increases the chance of survival in Sudden Cardiac Arrest casualties and may mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful rescue.
Leading independent UK defibrillator supplier defibshop have designed a new signage range under their AED Armor brand that ensures defibrillators are on display, visible, accessible and easily identifiable for both trained an untrained responders.
Comprising of directional stickers, wall and floor signs, posters, brackets and an illuminated indoor cabinet, AED Armor’s new range is suitable for multiple industry environments and ensures both bystanders and frequent visitors of the location know where to retrieve the defibrillator from, if required. For every minute treatment is delayed, the casualty loses 10% of their survival chance. Highlighting the defibrillator’s presence saves vital time, and lives.
With the knowledge of how important it is to create awareness about a defibrillator being on site and available for use, defibshop Managing Director, Lyndsey Hope states:
“The number of defibrillators in the public domain is continually growing, but the majority of these devices aren’t highlighted so people don’t know they’re there and lives are being lost. When you’re putting investment into the unit you need to ensure its visible and accessible for use, not shut away in a cupboard. With the new AED Armor signage range, investors can display and highlight their life-saving investments and more lives can be saved.”
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be trained to use a defibrillator – they can be operated by both trained and untrained responders. After dialling 999, requesting an ambulance and switching the defibrillator on, responders should follow the instructions provided by the device and continue treatment as advised until the Emergency Services have arrived.
Defibrillators paired with CPR are the only devices that can help casualties of Sudden Cardiac Arrest which claims approximately 100,000 deaths in the UK, every year.
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