Reasons Why Your Business Should Purchase a Defibrillator

What is a defibrillator?

An estimated 60,000 people die each year in the UK due to a sudden cardiac arrest, an AED Defibrillator can significantly increase the chance of someone surviving from this, by giving out a concentrated electric shock designed to restore the heart to its normal rhythm, which CPR alone cannot do. However, CPR is still carried out as part of the process.

Defibrillators are very straightforward to use, and most CPR training courses now incorporate defibrillators into the training. The NF 1200 iPAD Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator, also known as an AED is suitable for use by anybody, including those with no first aid experience. Once the pads are placed on the patient, they assess whether the patient requires a shock or not, then guides the user through the step by step process with clear audio and visual instructions. This AED defibrillator is one of the most user-friendly defibrillators on the market today.

Why should businesses have a defibrillator?

Your business should consider investing in an AED defibrillator, with defibrillators are becoming more and more common throughout communities, being most prevalent in dentists, GP’s and surgeries, churches, schools, shopping centres, gyms and now more and more businesses are installing them due to their safety benefits.

Defibrillators are essential life-saving devices when somebody experiences a cardiac arrest, and are becoming essential fixtures in business premises, swimming pools, gyms, social care environments and many other public spaces. Individuals over the age of 55 are at a higher risk of suffering cardiac arrests, so the elderly are a group most likely to require CPR and defibrillation if cardiac rhythm needs to be restored. However cardiac arrest incidents can happen to anyone and take place at any time, so having a defibrillator nearby is essential to ensure the safety anyone in the event of an emergency.

It is recommended that if you purchase a defibrillator, you also buy a spare pair of adult pads because if the defib is used the pads will be taken with the patient when the ambulance arrives. Beaucare stocks defibrillator accessories including adult and child pads, replacement batteries and external lockable wall brackets.

What type of training is needed for using a defibrillator?

AED's are designed so anyone can use them – they have easy to follow visual signage and audio step by step instructions, however, Beaucare Medical can offer professional defibrillator training if required. Our National Trainer, with over eight years of experience of training in the medical sector, can visit sites and train your staff as required. Call 01423 873666 for further information or email