Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike at any time. When it does, using a defibrillator has proven to be the most effective response, by some distance. Defibrillation within three minutes of SCA increases the chances of survival to over 70%1. Literally every second counts.
A Community Publicly Accessible Defibrillator (CPAD) is a simple piece of equipment, that delivers a jolt of electricity to the heart. Resetting its rhythm and returning the heart rate to normal. They’re easy to use and require little-to-no training, but they can be the difference between life and death. The potential benefits of a CPAD are clear. Especially in rural areas where emergency response times are longer than in urban centres.
Purchasing a defibrillator from LIVES makes your community safer, as well as supporting LIVES volunteers in your area to continue the critical, lifesaving work that people have come to expect. And, of course, full training can be provided to support proper and effective use.
(Source: 1. www.resus.org.uk)