Defibrillators

World Heart Rhythm Week

World Heart Rhythm Week

Date: Monday, 06 June 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

Heart rhythm problems affect more than two million people a year in the UK. Certain types of arrhythmia can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 100,000 people in the UK every year. 
Many of these deaths could be prevented if heart arrhythmias were diagnosed earlier - this is where World Heart Rhythm Week comes in. 
The ultimate guide to using a defibrillator

The ultimate guide to using a defibrillator

Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Only 20% of people experiencing a cardiac arrest are in a shockable rhythm when the emergency services arrive at the scene. Without immediate treatment, a whopping 90 – 95% of people will die, which is why it’s so important to promote the use of public access defibrillators.
 
But when you have limited or no experiencing using a defibrillator, where do you start? At imperative training, it’s our mission to save lives and getting people up to speed on how to use defibrillators is top of our priorities. So first things first....
Purchasing the perfect AED: your guide to unique selling points and key features

Purchasing the perfect AED: your guide to unique selling points and key features

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2016. -  
Blog, Defibrillators, Courses, Training

Still searching for that perfect workplace defibrillator? Struggling to find the right device for you? No problem! Below, we’ve shared an exclusive guide compiling supportive evidence from an independent study to pinpoint the factors you must consider before selecting a defibrillator for your working environment. 
 
Sound like a dream come true? We thought so, read on to discover everything you need to know to help you select the perfect defibrillator.
Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Heart attacks vs cardiac arrest: the key differences

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016. -  
Blog, First Aid, Defibrillators

On numerous occasions, we have seen coverage in the media about someone dying of a suspected heart attack. This diagnosis isn’t entirely accurate because although heart attacks are life threatening they do not result in death. However, a heart attack can develop into a cardiac arrest that if untreated within a few minutes can result in imminent death.

When it’s a matter of life and death, it is important to understand the differences between these two conditions to ensure that the emergency service team get an accurate briefing before they arrive at the scene. Read on to increase your understanding of the important differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest:

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