Compliments of the new year! A year in which we will aim, through sharing of information, to curb life taking conditions starting with CARDIAC ARREST.
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Globally, the heart condition claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, influenza, pneumonia and HIV. Most Cardiac arrests occur out of hospitals with higher incidence in public places such as arenas, congregations, shopping malls and work places. Other cases have commonly occurred in residential and nursing homes.
Cardiac Arrest typically has sudden onset (no warning). It results from disturbances of your electrical activity of the heart characterised by unusual irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) which disrupt the pumping action of the heart. Consequently, you lack blood flow, lose breath and become unconscious. Chest discomfort, shortness of breath and palpitations may indicate onset of Cardiac Arrest. History of heart disease, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, a sedentary life style and aging pose as risk factors which predispose anyone to having a Cardiac Arrest.
Cardiac arrest is only reversible if treated immediately or within few minutes of onset, otherwise it will result in death. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the instant solution to the condition. With the aid of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), CPR can double or even triple the chances of survival following a Cardiac Arrest. An AED is a device that delivers electrical shock to the chest wall in order to regain normal heart function.
Performing CPR and use of AED in public places has been proven to be a successful way to reduce Cardiac Arrest related deaths and becomes more effective if one is trained to perform the resuscitation.
In support of public CPR, among Life Support products available, are AED trainers to use when conducting trainings on CPR and also actual AEDs to utilise in cases of Cardiac Arrest. The AEDs are portable to carry and are easy to use with only three buttons to press. Above all, they have voice instructions to guide on how to perform the CPR. The batteries are pre-charged to last for about seven years without any need of recharging.
Help your organisation, your team and yourself stay prepared with an AED and CPR training. You never know when it happens.
For more information on CPR training for or AEDs call/WhatsApp our Life Support focal team on +263 77 354 6686/ +263 77 546 7003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com