A defibrillator is used when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), this is when there is an underlying electrical fault with the heart, causing it to beat irregularly or, stop beating altogether. SCA’s are extremely difficult to foresee and can happen to anyone regardless of age, race or gender.
In the UK, 100,000 people die every year from suffering a SCA with 270 of these including children in schools. Although this figure seems very high, thanks to defibrillators, this number is falling. The number of casualties receiving successful treatment when suffering a cardiac arrest is thanks to the increasing number of defibrillators installed in schools, offices, sports facilities, shops and public areas.
With a huge drive to raise the awareness of SCA’s and how defibrillators can really save lives, there is a UK database which has a map showing where you can find your nearest defibrillator.
When someone falls ill due to suffering a SCA, blood will stop flowing around their body, starving the brain of oxygen meaning the victim will become unconscious. Defibrillators help save lives when someone has suffered a cardiac arrest as they scan the hearts electrical rhythm to decide whether a shock is needed and if so will deliver one in order to help restore the heart back to it’s normal rhythm.
Offering a huge range of defibrillators all perfectly designed to save lives, at Risk Assessment Products our comprehensive collection allows you to pick the perfect defibrillator for you. Whether you need something that is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre or an AED that is child friendly, we stock a wide range so that you can decide which defibrillator is best for you.
Providing only the best when it comes to health and safety products, some of our market leading defibrillator brands include Phillips, CU Medical, Cardiac Science and Zoll just to name a few. All designed with user friendliness in mind, every defibrillator has clear step by step guide to show users what to do in an emergency. With clear visual and verbal indications, these defibrillators are not just designed for medical professionals but lay people alike so that anyone can deliver life saving care.
With the chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest increasing from 6% to 74% if a shock is delivered in the first 3-5 minutes, the power of a defibrillator should never be underestimated.
Showcasing every type of defibrillator you can imagine from automatic to semi-automatic along with a huge range of accessories, cabinets, cases, storage, defibrillator pads and informative posters, you have free reign to make the best choice for yourself. Whether you are looking for a defibrillator for your local town or you want one at your workplace, there are plenty of options to choose from.