In Canada approximately 40,000 people sustain sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside hospital and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS) each year. Approximately 7,000 of these SCA events occur in Ontario. Electrical defibrillation is well established as the only effective therapy for cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT). The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming; the delay from collapse to delivery of the first shock is the single most important determinant of survival. If defibrillation is delivered promptly, survival rates as high as 75% have been reported. The chances of successful defibrillation decline at a rate of about 10% with each minute of delay; basic life support (CPR) will help to maintain a shockable rhythm but is not a definitive treatment. The 2010 Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines (ECC) Guidelines strongly recommends a policy of attempting defibrillation with the minimum of delay in victims of VF/VT cardiac arrest.
Automated External Defibrillators Save Lives
Research has shown that CPR and defibrillation with an AED within 3 minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest event can increase the chance of survival to as much as 70%. AED technology is so simple and powerful that most CPR training courses now incorporate a section on the use of these life saving devices.
The Defibtech Lifeline AED is dependable, simple, clear, and easy to use. The Defibtech Lifeline AED is built to exacting medical standards and is approved for use by Health Canada. The Defibtech Lifeline AED is designed to be fast and simple for anyone to use
The Defibtech AED:
Provides step-by-step instructions that are loud and clear even when there is a lot of ambient noise
Has 5+ years of field-proven durability - including rigorous use in military settings
Offers a convenient data card for no-charge upgrades when CPR Guidelines change
Light weight at 1.9 kg or 4.2 lb.
Is cost-effective, reliable and easy to use
Has one of the longest battery lives while in the unit (4-5 years)
This AED comes complete with:
Increased savings when you purchase 5 or more units
To Arrange For a Demonstration of the Defibtech Lifeline AED
please contact Kieran at:
701 Woodhill Drive, Fergus, Ontario N1M 3M3
Tel: 519-787-2506 Fax: 519-787-1537