Use AEDs safely and correctly
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are modern medical devices that can be operated by a layperson. We’ll teach you the basics of how to use an AED correctly and safely. Practical and simple training is focused on the issue of sudden circulatory arrest. We will teach you how to use an AED effectively and safely in such moments. We will link your defibrillator to the nearest Emergency Medical Services Operations Centre.
Frequently asked questions.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that self-diagnoses life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances – it is a safe and effective life-saving tool that belongs in the hands of even the untrained layperson. It allows essential actions to be carried out under control, even before professional help arrives.
The principle of using an AED is its ability to flawlessly and independently analyze the electrical activity of the heart thanks to electrodes glued to the chest of a non-breathing person. If it is expedient to do so, the device will recommend the execution of the discharge. The defibrillator prepares the parameters for the discharge itself and only prompts the user to execute it by pressing a button. The principle of operation of the AED eliminates the risk of unauthorized discharge and therefore of harm to the persons rescuing or being rescued. These devices can be used safely and effectively by anyone.
Any organization that employs a large number of people or provides services to a certain number of clients in one location is working with risk management. The most visible manifestation of such risk management is fire precautions, fire guidelines, marked escape routes and deployed fire extinguishers. Incidents related to the health of staff and clients are also an important group of risks. It is recommended that a defibrillator is provided in any workplace with a higher turnover of people, a case for all risk factors. The simple, professional and easily portable device can be placed in the reception area, reception or open-plan offices. It is true that the sooner a person with sudden circulatory arrest receives an indicated discharge from the device – the greater the chance of his or her survival without further health consequences.
4000 people are saved by AEDs worldwide every year
75 PERCENT victims could have survived if they had been defibrillated in time
15 people a day die of sudden cardiac arrest in Slovakia
14 MINUTES average Ambulance journey
578,741 Ambulance Service interventions for the year 2021
906 689 calls to the 155 emergency line in 2021