Emergencies and accidents happen every day, and they can be scary to deal with, but having a proper first aid kit in Brisbane as well as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can make the process a bit easier. Every home, business, and vehicle in Brisbane should have a first aid kit and Priority First Aid has a variety to choose from that will fit your personal or business needs. Defibrillators are renowned worldwide as a life saving device. Every business in Brisbane should have an AED, and they’re becoming increasingly popular to have in your residence. Read below to find out if you should have an AED in your Brisbane home and where to buy one.
Should You Have an AED in Your Home?
AEDs are essential for use in someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. This is not the same as a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when an individual has a blockage in one or more of the arteries of the heart. If left untreated, symptoms can persist for hours or even days before progressing to cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is sudden and usually takes place without warning when an electrical malfunction in the heart causes a potentially fatal rhythm. The heart loses its ability to pump blood throughout the body and if left untreated, will result in death within minutes.
In the event of cardiac arrest, someone can attach the pads of the AED to the chest of the cardiac arrest victim, and it detects whether it can correct the problem. If it can, the AED will shock your heart and possibly save your life. CPR can ensure your brain and heart receive oxygen, but an AED can restore your heart’s rhythm. In the setting of a sudden cardiac arrest, CPR alone will not save your life, a Defibrillator must be used.
Emergency vehicles carry AEDs, and many public places such as shopping centres and restaurants have them. One of the most common places for a cardiac arrest to happen is at home so it can be beneficial to have an AED handy, especially for someone with a high risk of cardiac arrest.
If you do decide to buy an AED, keep it accessible at all times and ensure your friends and family know where it is and are familiar with how to use it. While anyone can use an AED without training, it is recommended you and your colleagues or family members enrol in a CPR and AED First Aid Course. AEDs are simple to use and once turned on, just follow the prompts on how to assist someone in cardiac arrest. The Defibrillator will tell you if a shock is required and when you should start CPR. Don’t forget to regularly check and maintain your AED according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
You can purchase your first aid supplies in Brisbane at Priority First Aid. We have many kits and different AEDs to choose from and can also tailor a kit containing supplies that suit your needs. We can ship Australia wide, from our door to yours. We’ve been providing first aid kits since 2013 and look forward to helping you be prepared. Buy your first aid kit in Brisbane now
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