Defibrillators

1. What is a defibrillator?
The defibrillator is a medical device used to administer an electric shock to the victim. The electric shock resets the heart’s electrical circuit, resetting it to normal rhythm.

2. How to use a defibrillator?
First of all, you have to open the defibrillator and follow the voice instructions. Then attach the electrodes: one under the collarbone and the other under the left breast. Connect the cable. Once connected, the defibrillator indicates that it performs a heart rate analysis and that the victim should not be touched. This analysis takes a few seconds. It is important not to touch the victim in order to avoid any disruption of the analysis.

3. What is the AEDMAP supervision and what are the advantages?
AEDMAP has developed a connected platform, allowing remote monitoring of cardiac defibrillators.

  • 24/7 remote monitoring of your defibrillators using connected sensors.
  • Real-time alert by email and SMS in case of use or malfunction of an AED.
  • Live Mapping: Defective defibrillators are immediately removed from the map.

Citizen Responder

1. What is the “Citizen Responder”?
The Citizen Responder allows trained volunteers or not to be alerted by emergency services in case of nearby cardiac arrest in order to help the victim, until help arrives.

2. Who can be a Citizen Responder?
Anyone can become a Citizen Responder.

For the trained Citizen Responders, it is necessary to provide a proof of first aid qualification.

For the Citizen Responders which are not trained, they will be triggered to bring a defibrillator to the victim’s location.

3. What are the figures for cardiac arrest in Europe?
Cardiac Arrest is a health issue which affects 400.000 people ever year in Europe. Early CPR and early defibrillation are key elements of survival. In case of cardiac arrest every minute counts, yet the average rate of out-of-hospital survival is only 7,5%.

4. What is a cardiac arrest?
A cardiac arrest is also called a cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest and indicates a sudden stop in effective and normal blood circulation due to failure of the heart to pump blood.

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