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CardiAct Chain of Survival

Chain of Survival

The chain of survival is an internationally recognised process. If each link in the chain is completed to a high standard, the patient has the greatest chance of survival. At CardiAct, we support AEDs which contribute to more than one link of the chain of survival thus maximising the patient’s chances of survival along with contributing to the best possible quality of life post Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

Every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with no warning. Only 5 - 10% survive.

CardiAct can assist you in making an informed decision regarding which Automated External Defibrillator (AED) will suit your company’s needs. To inform this decision, CardiAct offers a wide range of Defibrillators for a range of budgets and requirements all of which are built to maximise the chance of survival using the internationally accepted chain of survival.

  • Early Access – (i.e. someone has to be there to help)
  • Early CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Early Advanced Care – (the victim needs to receive urgent hospitalisation).

CardiAct is a widely recognised public access AED specialist. All of our products come with industry-leading reliability from tried and tested industry-leading brands combined with the expert backing of CardiAct. To inform your decision, feel free to browse our product range or contact us directly to speak to a consultant. CardiAct is an Aero Healthcare International AED Specialist line. For more information about CardiAct, click here.

Defibrillator Checklist

  1. Does the defibrillator supplier offer training, and if so is this easily accessible to your employees?
  2. Where will it be located and how will it be stored?
  3. How will it be monitored and maintained?
  4. Does the device offer remote monitoring? This is important as it allows you to access the status of multiple units across various sites.
  5. What’s your employee demographics – and can the defibrillator “shock” everyone that is likely to be at your premises?
  6. Easy is it to operate?
  7. Does it come in different languages, do you need a second language?
  8. Does it come with minimum 8 years manufacturer’s warranty?
  1. What is the IP rating of the device? This measures the machine’s tolerance to dust and moisture. Ensure you look for products that have an IP rating of 55 or above and that they are tested to Military Standard 810F.
  2. Does it offer CPR feedback? This is a feature that talks to the defibrillator user and tells them how to perform CPR and offers user feedback.
  3. What is the device’s battery and electrode pad life? This is how long the battery and pads will be in “date” for, whether they are used or not.
  4. How will you pay for the defibrillator – does the supplier offer finance options?