Are you willing to save a life?

As-Salam-o-Alaikum Respected Subscribers & Readers,

At first I would like to ask you if you are interested to learn, “how to save a life”. Are you really interested to learn how to save a life by doing no more than 10 to 20 minutes workout if you found someone unconscious? If YES, then you are a GREAT PERSON, A HERO, and I have no words to praise you. AND if you don’t know how to save a unconscious patient’s life then learn it today and BE A HERO.

Let me tell you in steps about automated external defibrillators, sudden cardiac arrest and how First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can help you to fight this.

Why do we need AEDs?

AEDs save lives. When a person has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the heart becomes arrhythmic. Every minute that the heart is not beating lowers the odds of survival by 7 percent to 10 percent. After 10 minutes without defibrillation, very few people survive.

What does the American Heart Association (AHA) say about AEDs?

The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly supports having AEDs in public areas such as sports arenas, office complexes, schools, doctors’ offices, shopping malls, airports, and other public places. The AHA also advocates that all police and fire and rescue vehicles be equipped with an AED. 

What is this Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

The killer of more than 400,000 people a year in USA and more than 140,000 people a year in Pakistan, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) causes the heart’s normal rhythm to suddenly become chaotic. The heart can no longer pump the blood effectively and the victim collapses, stops breathing, becomes unresponsive, and has no detectable pulse. SCA can strike anyone, anytime & anywhere.

Children, teenagers, athletes, old people — can all have SCAs. Although the risk of SCA increases with age and in people with heart problems, a large percentage of the victims are people with no known risk factors.

 What is the recommended treatment of SCA?

Defibrillation is the only treatment proven to restore a normal heart rhythm. When used on a victim of SCA, the automated external defibrillator (AED) can be used to administer a lifesaving electric shock that restores the heart’s rhythm to normal. AEDs are designed to allow non-medical personnel to save lives.

How much time do I have to respond if someone has a SCA?

As said above it allows only minutes when it strikes to initiate AED. Defibrillate within three minutes and the chances of survival are 70 percent. After 10 minutes, the chances of survival are negligible.

I know CPR; would not it help?

CPR only buys a little more time, potentially giving the victim a small amount of extra time until a defibrillator arrives. But SCA ultimately requires a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. As a result, most CPR training now also includes AED training.

Can a non-medical person make a mistake when using an AED?

AEDs are safe to use by anyone who has been shown how to use them. The AED’s voice guides the rescuer through the steps involved in saving someone; for example, “apply pads to patient’s bare chest” (the pads themselves have pictures of where they should be placed) and “press red shock button.” Furthermore, safeguards have been designed into the unit precisely so that non-medical responders can’t use the AED to shock someone who doesn’t need a shock.

How does and AED work?

Two pads, connected to the AED, are placed on the patient’s chest. A computer inside the AED analyzes the patient’s heart rhythm and determines if a shock is required to save the victim. If a shock is required, the AED uses voice instructions to guide the user through saving the person’s life.

What First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can do for us?

First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can integrates all required components of a successful AED program while ensuring compliance with local, international and industry laws. We can plan for you a worry-free AED implementation program, which is very easy to manage.

Unfortunately, most of the time, the necessary life-saving equipment does not arrive in time. As a result, typical survival rates are only 2%-5%.

Now there is something you can do to improve the odds dramatically for your community, business, schools, shopping malls, health clubs, hospitality services, personal use, public access and professional rescue services with a solution that is easy to use and inexpensive to buy.

Our life-saving AED program goes beyond simply having a Defibtech Lifeline AED. Our different proposed programs will help you choose one for you to feel comfortable with it and saving lives. These programs will help you prepare your people and organization before sudden cardiac arrest strikes.

The bottom line is that with a modest investment, now you can have a heart-safe environment, where you live and work.

Do you remember the sign of AED to find out/locate or ask for AED to help someone who is having sudden cardiac arrest?

See this sign and look for it to get an AED when someone is found having SCA. If you didn’t find it anywhere then use your two hands to give CPR to save precious time and ask someone to call EMS (1122 or 115) or nearest hospital ambulance for evacuation. You still have done a lot of good work to keep his brain alive and you are still a hero for us and for those who understands your great work.

To Your Health & Safety,

Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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About Faisal Javed Mir

Faisal Javed Mir is Occupational Health and Safety Professional, having 15+ years of profound experience in training and consultancy. He has knowledge, skills, experience, tools, proven history and confidence to deliver what is required by the valued clients. He is teaching First Aid since 2006 and certified by MEDIC First Aid International of United States for many first aid certification programs. He is the only Instructor-Trainer by MEDIC First Aid and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) in Pakistan.
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