AED Devices Soon to Become a Mandatory Addition in All First-Aid Courses
As of 1 January 2017, all first-aid courses will be required to teach individuals how to properly use AED devices. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. It is a device which is used in order to restart the beating of a heart, as well as bring the heart back to its regular heartbeat patterns. This is an extremely important device to know how to use. It is a very important aspect of proper first-aid knowledge. Having this knowledge incorporated into first-aid courses is an immense advantage and will help to increase the effectiveness of first-aid courses.
have been able to save many lives in situations where quick action was crucial. One of the leading causes of death today in the U.K as well as in the rest of the world are heart related issues. It is therefore highly important for first-aid courses to offer sufficient training in how to deal with heart related issues. Most cases involving cardiac arrest or heart attacks usually occur at home, at work or in a public environment where immediate health care is not available. Learning how to use an AED device can help to save the lives of people suffering from a heart related issue before professional medical help arrives. Heart attacks and cardiac arrests usually occur very quickly, more often than not without warning. There is usually very little that one can do in order to help someone in such a traumatic and critical situation. AED devices provide an essential tool that can be used in the moment in order to take fast action towards helping to restart an individual’s heart. It is for this reason that proper AED device training is a crucial and highly necessary part of any first-aid knowledge and training.
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can often take some time to arrive at the scene. This is something that sometimes cannot be helped. AED devices have been able to save many lives in such situations. When it comes to cardiac arrest and other heart related issues; time is critical and of the essence. Every minute that passes decreases the individuals chance of survival, and since emergency services have an approximate arrival time of 10-15 minutes, and in some cases even longer, owning and knowing how to use an AED device is crucial and can help to save many lives.
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