In recent years, there have been many tragedies caused by cardiac arrest. Among them, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), as a simple and effective tool for the treatment of sudden death patients, has been more and more widely concerned by the whole society.
Continue to strengthen the AED coverage and unified management
Sudden cardiac death is a kind of sudden and severe malignant ventricular arrhythmia, which is unable to be rescued in time. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED are the most common and effective methods to help patients recover their heartbeat. In particular, as a portable medical device, AED can diagnose specific arrhythmias and give shock defibrillation to help patients get treatment within “The 4 minutes’ prime” of the best rescue time to avoid sudden death. Since AED can also be used by non-professionals, they should be further popularized and promotion.
According to the data, about 166 AEDs have been installed in schools, medical institutions, government office buildings, enterprise parks and public places in Foshan.
In terms of the quantity and coverage, the number of AEDs placed in Foshan is quite small, and they are lack of unified management and maintenance. From this year, with the formal establishment and operation of Foshan Medical Emergency Command Center, 120 new AEDs units will be added during this year. It will be placed in the citys metro stations, bus hubs and other public crowded places.
It is noteworthy that in addition to having emergency functions such as electric shock and defibrillation, AED can also be connected to the 120 system platform through information means to provide more timely and comprehensive help on the scene. AED devices purchased by local units and enterprises can also be connected to the 120 dispatching system platform for emergency response and maintenance management support. At the same time, we encourage and appeal all units, enterprises and different types of places to purchase AED equipment by themselves.
Author | Bryant