Buy a Defibrillator
Are you looking at buying a Defibrillator for your Organisation? There are many on the market that are aimed at the non-medical environment such as manufacturing Businesses, Leisure Centres and Offices.
It is a fact of Life that whilst certain types of people are more prone to having a Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest, they can happen absolutely anywhere and at any time. Having a Defibrillator close by can literally make the difference between life and death. A Defibrillator for use within a Business costs about £1,000, which if you put into context of a life saved, is not that much really. Multiple Businesses or shops in the same building could share the cost of buying and maintaining one, reducing the cost further.
Someone who has an out of hospital Cardiac Arrest has about a 10% Chance of survival. If defibrillation is delivered promptly, survival rates can be as high as 75%!
There are several manufacturers of Defibrillators. They all are programmed to the same International Protocols and can all be updated should those protocols change. You do not need training to use a defibrillator – if you need one, just take it, switch it on and listen, but training does take away some of the mystique and worries about using a defibrillator. Once you have been trained on one, you will be able to use any other brand just as easily. On our training courses, we try and expose you to more than one type (we currently use three different manufacturers) so that you can see the differences and also note how similar they are.
What to look for?
When you are looking to buy a defibrillator, the initial cost is obviously a consideration – although they are all pretty similar. Other points to consider are:
- Length of Warranty
- Maintenance Schedule and cost
- Ease of use
- Battery lifetime
- Pad replacement costs