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17 hours ago, DrWatson said:

I'm actually interested in the CPR in community numbers. 

The last course I did spent a bit of time on the defib thing. A couple of points I picked up. 

You are something like 400 times more likely to need a defibrillator than a fire extinguisher, have a think about which one is mandatory in the workplace, or boat. 

Seconds count when it comes to resuss. Getting a defibrillator on someone as fast as possible should be pretty near the top of the priority list. 

Download the AED Locations app, there are a surprising number of them around. 

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2 hours ago, BOIGuy said:

You are something like 400 times more likely to need a defibrillator than a fire extinguisher, have a think about which one is mandatory in the workplace, or boat. 

Seconds count when it comes to resuss. Getting a defibrillator on someone as fast as possible should be pretty near the top of the priority list. 

Yeah they were also my take homes from the course, and the reason I'm looking into getting one. 

Didn't know about the App, great idea. Should be a part of any OS.

 

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One thing made very clear in my 1st aid training was that it is extremly unlikely you will ever bring a non beating Heart back to beating by CPR. The only reason you do CPR is to maintain blood/oxygen flow. Hence why you never stop till a paramedic take over. The only way to restart a Heart is via a shock from a Defib unit.

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Father in-law had a heart attack at home, mother-in-law caught him as he collapsed, then performed CPR and phoned for ambulance, 15minutes later firetruck arrived followed by an ambulance, fire fighters took over doing CPR, ambos got a defib on him then off to hospital, we were told very small chance of him coming through it without brain damage. 5years on his jokes are as bad as they ever were.

His wife knowing and performing CPR saved his life.

 

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