A first aid kit is not another bag to be kept simply inside the office or school cupboards. First aid has the power to magnetize a person’s life back from the cords of mortality – a bridge between life and death. If the procedure is implemented rightly, it uncorks a person from death. If not, their life comes to a standstill.
You will never know who needs to administer first aid? It can be your colleague, friend, spouse, neighbour, or even a stranger traveling with you on the bus. An unpredicted mishap might reveal its fang to lure away a precious life at an odd time. But if you have expertise in first aid, you can chase away the hazard without invoking further harm. A patient’s recovery time can be reduced if the appropriate care is administered quickly in an emergency and prevents temporary or long-term disabilities.
A slight injury such as a cut, wound, or an even speck in the eye will need first aid assistance. In general, people are believed to be capable of handling such situations. But what if the situation has elevated to a complicated level where the person needs to get a CPR procedure administered. Their guardian angel is a person of closer proximity who can safeguard their life through CPR.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a technique used to save the lives of those suffering cardiac arrest and other emergencies and to prevent potential brain damage until more advanced medical professionals arrive. During CPR, oxygen is kept flowing into and out of the lungs and oxygenated blood flows through the body. If done correctly, this will delay tissue death.
The body’s circulatory system relies on blood containing oxygen to keep tissues alive and functioning. Following 4 minutes, when blood flow has been stopped, the brain may suffer damage. After 7 minutes, blood flow stops to the brain irreversibly. Therefore, CPR should be initiated within six minutes when a person has a sudden cardiac arrest. 6% of people will survive if CPR is started immediately, but only 2% will survive if no bystander begins CPR before an ambulance arrives.
Emergency First Response, a US-based independent organization, claims that CPR can save the chances of a person’s survival by twice or thrice. Unfortunately, 85% of cardiac arrest does not happen in hospitals and only less than 10 percent are likely to survive a cardiac arrest. Many of the victims likely have no heart disease or other risk factors. About 70% of Americans are helpless to act in the wake of a cardiac emergency because they either lack the knowledge of administering CPR or their training has lapsed. The death toll from cardiac arrest is higher than from colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, and firearms combined. Here lies the importance of CPR apparatus like ZOLL AED (Automated External defibrillator).
AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, are used to assist people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Defibrillators are sophisticated yet easy-to-use medical devices that can check the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, aid it with an electrical shock to help it regain its rhythm. The use of an AED is the most efficient way to save a life after a sudden cardiac arrest. The trouble often ensues by a disturbed electrical activity in the heart, which results in a fast and irregular heartbeat (ventricular fibrillation) or a dangerously rapid heartbeat (ventricular tachycardia). When your heart has an irregular rhythm, it cannot pump effectively and may even cease. As a result, your brain and other vital organs cannot get the oxygen and blood they require, and you may even die without immediate treatment. Therefore, your heart’s rhythm must be restored as quickly as possible to avoid permanent harm to your brain and other organs.
Suppose you have ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia and an AED is nearby. In that case, it can be used by bystanders or family members in public places to restore the heart to a normal rhythm and save lives. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after cardiac arrest can keep blood flowing to your heart and brain for a time. But often, only defibrillation can restore the heart’s normal rhythm.
With the advent of AEDs like ZOLL, first aid management is not confined to medics or clinicians. ZOLL AED assists you in administering the CPR even if you do not have any prior training. After determining the unresponsiveness of the affected person, the bystander may turn on the ZOLL AED. Voice prompt will be giving them instructions to follow along with led light indications. For example, the AED may ask you to open the airway and glue the CPR D electrode pad to the chest area of the affected. The child’s chest pads would also be present inside the ZOLL AED. However, you may feel free to use the adult pads if required. ZOLL AED may instruct you to give a shock to the patient or start CPR depending on the condition. If many steps are followed, the person’s life can be retained until he reaches the hospital or brings it back to normalcy.
ZOLL AED 3 defibrillator is launched with an intuitive design and elaborate attributes. This enables even an ignorant in CPR with the required confidence and knowledge to treat sudden cardiac arrests. The AED comes with efficient Real CPR Help technology that assists rescuers to facilitate high-quality CPR with real-time, guideline-driven feedback on the quality of chest compressions. It also encompasses a color display that shows vivid rescue images, a timer for CPR cycles, and an indicator for CPR compression depth. In addition, ZOLL AED has an ingrained Wi-Fi system that enables automatic reporting of device status, thus providing medical professionals with access to data relating to cardiac arrest events.
In 2020, ZOLL AED 3 defibrillator was recognized by Occupational Health & Safety magazine for its ability to improve workplace safety along with ZOLL Mobile Comprehensive Rescue System. In recognition of their ability to improve workplace safety, health and safety manufacturers have praised these two products for outstanding product development.
Using its superior quality medical arsenal, Leader Healthcare is driving forward the nation’s healthcare vision. For this nation, we want to have EMS solutions like Zoll at every nuke and corner so that people are competent in providing CPR and other first-aid practices.
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