HAJMT WANTS TO PREVENT LIVES BEING LOST BECAUSE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO AN AED IS NOT AVAILABLE IN A COMMUNITY.
When someone has a cardiac arrest simply waiting for the ambulance services to arrive means that many lives are lost that could be saved.
More specialist equipment available in the community will help raise awareness and facilitate greater response rates from the public. By knowing the location of the nearest public access defibrillator we can all give a person suffering a cardiac arrest the best possible chance of survival.
OUT OF HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST (OHCA)
- There are more than 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK each year.
- Overall survival rate is just 1 in 10.
- Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduce’s a victim’s survival rate by 7 – 10%
- If an AED is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest survival rates will jump from 6% to 74%.
The Chain of Survival is a sequence of steps that together maximise the chance of survival following cardiac arrest. See Below.