If you have a defibrillator at work…30 September 2022
3 October marks the first day of SADS awareness week. Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome affects mostly younger people and causes the heart to stop beating unexpectedly and without any prior diagnosis.
When someone suffers from cardiac arrest, the clock starts ticking. Immediate CPR and defibrillation can make a huge difference and increases chances of survival from 6% to 74%, if administered in the first 3 to 5 minutes.
Although defibrillators are a life saving device, most of them in the UK aren’t used. This is because they haven’t been registered with the National Defibrillator Network and therefore the emergency services don’t know they exist. It’s estimated that the ambulance service knows of only 30% of the country’s defibrillators.
If you have an unregistered public-access defibrillator, we are urging you to visit The Circuit’s website, register your device today and potentially help to save a life.