Cardiac arrest often occurs abruptly, and the location is often outside the hospital, such as schools, where ambulances and emergency personnel often cannot reach the scene within 5 minutes. In such circumstances, the ideal rescuer is the first witness student, and the ideal life-saving tool is the AED for schools set in teaching buildings and gyms. Professional AED supplier Mindray introduced the characteristics of AEDs used on the campus.
Save Classmate’s Life by Applying Mindray’s AED Properly
In the case of sudden cardiac arrest on campus, the first student to notice it must be the best first responder. Time is equal to life regarding first aid in cardiac arrest. Here are a few suggestions for steps to follow that can greatly increase the rate of first aid.
Determine the cardiac arrest: If the patient does not respond after tapping their shoulder and calling them, it can be sure that there is no consciousness; if you find no fluctuation when you press the carotid artery with your finger, you can be sure there is no pulse; if you observe the patient’s chest and there is no rise and fall, you can be sure there is no breathing. If the above three points are met, cardiac arrest can be determined.
Only by performing CPR immediately after finding a patient in cardiac arrest and obtaining an AED to defibrillate the patient as soon as possible can we give the patient a chance to live.
AED resuscitation: Restores the heart to a normal rhythm by terminating malignant arrhythmias (ventricular fibrillation) with an appropriate electric shock. After turning on the power switch, the AED is voice-activated and can be operated according to voice guidance.
According to medical authorities, the success rate of cardiac arrest patients has increased dramatically from 5% to 40% with the use of trusted AED devices, and the survival rate of defibrillation within 3 minutes can reach 74%. Therefore, the importance of AEDs cannot be overemphasized. Please visit Mindray‘s official website for more details on their AED products.