The key to saving the life of a patient in cardiac arrest is early defibrillation with an AED. The vast majority of people who collapse without contact are due to lethal abnormal heart rhythms, and defibrillation in the first place is the key to saving lives! So how do you determine if an AED needs to be used to defibrillate? Professional AED company Mindray to introduce.
Notice on Using AED
Firstly, when an AED is analyzing a patient’s heart rhythm, somebody else cannot touch the patient. This is because if someone comes into contact, it may interfere with the analysis, such as causing a delay in the analysis, or a decrease in the accuracy of the analysis.
Secondly, the reason for ensuring that no one touches the patient before the shock is to ensure that all of the current passes through the patient’s body when defibrillating, rather than a portion of the current being diverted by those who contact the patient’s body unexpectedly or intentionally. This can lead to decreased defibrillation success and possibly injury to the contactor.
Patients in cardiac arrest may experience another cardiac arrest again(recurrence of ventricular fibrillation) even if the shock is successful.
In addition, even if the shock is successful, CPR should be continued because the heart’s pumping function does not return to normal immediately after a successful shock, and compressions are needed to help the heart pump blood. However, it is undeniable that AED plays a key role in the critical period of a patient’s emergency to a certain extent.
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