We are a cardioprotected center
What is it and what does this mean?
A defibrillatoris a small, light, battery-based device that analyses a person’s heart rate.
A semi-automatic external defibrillator (DESA) is used to administer an electric shock to the Heart (defibrillation) to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (PCR), which occurs when the electrical stimuli of the heart suddenly become Chaotic causing the blood to stop pumping effectively. This situation is known as ventricular fibrillation. When this happens, the victim does not respond, is not detected pulse and does not breathe
It means that in combination with the immediate application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a defibrillator is the only way to restore an appropriate heart rate to someone who has had a cardiac arrest. If used within 3-5 minutes after a person’s collapse, their chances of survival increase from 6 to 74.
Without a defibrillator, the chances of survival decrease by about 10 per minute after cardiac arrest.
We are more protected and therefore more quiet though… we hope we don’t have to use it ever!