Modern and automated defibrillators (AED) are more and more popular view in our surroundings. They may be found in public places, shopping centres and in private companies. It is not surprising when we consider, that statistically speaking the sudden cardiac arrest is the most frequent cause of death in Europe.
When the need arises, the equipment may be used by anyone. Operation of the device is simple and it is not necessary to be trained in this respect. The built-in mechanism provides guidance for the following steps, supports a proper interpretation of the victim’s condition, assists to place electrodes and perform defibrillation. Correctly performed defibrillation, within 3-5 minutes from the loss of consciousness, allows for the effective resuscitation in 50-75% of incidents.
In the first phase, our company purchased 7 defibrillating devices for the locations in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Góra Kalwaria, Warszawa, Kraków, Zgierz and Jankowice. This initiative has been enthusiastically received by the employees of our company, who had also the occasion to participate in a short training.
We hope that we will never experience the occasions when the devices are in need and at the same time we are glad to keep on improving the safety of our employees.