Why does my workplace need a defibrillator?
Every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with little to no warning. Of this, only 5% to 10% affected survive.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is when the heart enters a chaotic rhythm. It usually results from a disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping the blood flow to the rest of your body.
It’s a medical emergency that if not treated immediately, can cause Sudden Cardiac Death.
Anyone, anywhere at any time can be affected by SCA.
84% of SCA occur outside of a healthcare setting. Given that most workers spend a large proportion of their life at in the office, this should be a key in our consideration to any corporation’s emergency and first aid installations.