You have your defibrillator but where to keep it? You are probably aware that you need your defib to be accessible to all and in an obvious location, but it can be difficult to find a place in a busy office to keep the unit. These wall mounts will enable you to get your defibrillator out of the way whilst keeping it visible and accessible.
There are far too many sudden cardiac arrests each year in Australia. Lack of awareness and the nature of these attacks makes this threat a difficult adversary to beat. People are scared to assist victims and with time being a critical element in intervention methods, too many people suffer irreversible damage or death, which could have been avoided. So why do bystanders not act when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest? Mainly because they don’t realise that it is essential to the survival of the victim that they do. Time is so important to the victim of a sudden cardiac arrest because of what an attack does to the body. In simple terms, sudden cardiac arrest stops blood from flowing around the body and carrying oxygen to the vital organs. The body completely relies on oxygen to operate, and the most important organ to the human body’s survival is the brain. The brain has 100 billion nerve cell and accounts for about 2% of a human’s body weight whilst using 20% of the oxygen in the blood. An average person’s heart beats 80 times every minute, 4,800 time an hour and 115,200 times day. A sudden cardiac arrest stops this in it’s tracks, meaning no oxygen gets to the brain and those 100 billion nerve ends begin to die extremely quickly, brain damage having been seen in victims as quickly as 4-6 minutes after collapse. This is why it is so important that bystanders intervene to help get that blood flowing back through the body and to the brain. Whilst it is intimidating dealing with such an attack, any efforts made can only be a positive step towards assisting in such an attack. CPR and Defibrillation are parts of the Chain of Survival (the sequence of events needed to improve the chance that a victim of sudden cardiac arrest will survive).
These steps are:
-Early advanced care
Defibrillation will help a victim by stopping the heart and interrupting the irregular rhythm which prevents the blood from being pumped by the heat. These machines read the heart’s rhythm and apply the necessary electrical pulse to the heart to ‘jolt’ it out of it’s rhythm and reset. Defibrillation alone can significantly improve the chances that a victim will not suffer brain damage and be revived by medical professionals. Because you need to get to your defibrillator quickly you need to know where it is at all times. If there are people in your office that are unfamiliar with the location, they to need to be able to access this equipment. Remember, there will not be time to prepare for an attack, and little prior warning before someone becomes a victim. Wall mounts enable you to keep your defibrillator out of the way but in location with high traffic, meaning that more people will be aware of it. Get organised and get your wall mount today, make your office a safer place!