Hooray! Another Life Saved!

On 3rd November 2011 at 12:12pm, one of our clients responded to a an apparent case of “seizure”. Upon arrival to the victims side, he was found to be unresponsive with some foaming at the mouth. Although checking of pulse of not needed now in the guidelines, being veterans of life saving, they checked it anyway and found none. They immediately switched on the AED and applied the pads.

This is the first ECG analysed just after applying the electrode pads :

The large spike shows the shock that is delivered to the victim. The following ECG strip shows that his heart came back to normal rhythm :

They then continued CPR just as the AED prompted them to. At the next AED analysis, this was recorded :

This tells us that his heart rate is about 6 times a minute. His blood pressure is definitely low. The AED still prompted them to perform CPR, which they did.

At the next analysis, this is what was recorded :

His heart rate is now approximately 100 beats per minute!

After this time, the emergency ambulance arrived. The victim started waking up as they stretched him into the vehicle.

Kudos to our client!

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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 News 1 Comment

Another Life Saved!

One of our clients has saved another life!

On 19th July 2011 in the evening, after 4 minutes under water, the victim was pulled out and CPR applied with 5 cycles of 30:2 compression:ventilation ( approximately 2 minutes ), until the AED was brought to the victim’s side and started analysing.

Here is the screenshot of the initial ECG reading..

2 minutes later, the AED analysed the victim again and here is the strip..

The first application of the AED showed that the victim’s heart was in sinus rhythm ( normal ), but his heart rate was slow. With further perfusion of the heart via CPR, his adrenaline kicked in and his heart rate rose.

In my opinion, either the victim’s heart was in ventricular fibrillation (VF) and then converted to sinus rhythm just with good CPR technique before the AED was applied, or he was about to go into VF. But either way, it was quick recovery from the water and good CPR technique that saved this life.

So our AED worked wonderfully by advising “No Shock Advised”.

Another client had the experience of saving a life recently too. The story can be found HERE.

Kudos to our clients!

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