What is a Defibrillator?
Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia.
A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current to the heart.
Defibrillator Suppliers In South Africa
What is the best Defibrillator to buy?
Medtronic Physio-Control Lifepak CR Plus.
Defibtech Lifeline AUTO.
HeartSine Samaritan PAD 360P.
Cardiac Science Powerheart G5. Features:-
Welch Allyn AED 10. Features:-
Schiller FRED PA-1. Features:-
Nihon Kohden AED-2100. Features:-
Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 Pro.
What to consider when buying a Defibrillator?
Who will likely need the defibrillator – in some cases, children will need separate pediatric defibrillation pads
Storing your defibrillator – fixed-location defibrillators should be stored in a cabinet or wall bracket, with appropriate signage
Training – while you do not need to be trained to use a defibrillator, taking training can ensure you are familiar with the device and ready to act quickly in an emergency. Vitally, rescuers will still need to perform CPR, so it is important to know how to do this
Educating your community – ensure your colleagues or community members are aware of the defibrillator, its location, how to access it, and how to use it.
What is a special consideration for defibrillation?
What are some of the special considerations when using an AED? Water, implanted defibrillators/pacemakers,
excessive chest hair, & transdermal medicine patches. What is the correct approach for AED pad placement for infants and children less than 8 years of age? As indicated on the pad packages.