Just how important are Defib Units…?
Posted on 3rd January 2019 at 11:49
Some Facts & Figures Around The Importance Of Defib Units
Each year in Britain around 30,000 people are struck by sudden cardiac arrest out-side of hospital environments. They can affect anyone at any time – from young chil-dren at school, to adults when they’re at home, work or out in public places.
If victims aren’t treated properly, more often than not, cardiac arrests are fatal. The British Heart Foundation’s figures show that only one in ten victims survive. There are a couple of reasons for this sorry figure – namely the lack of accessible defibrilla-tors and a distinct lack of education and training.