Reliability

Favourable Outcomes by Our Clients

We have been asked recently on how good our service to our clients is, in view of natural concerns of device failure.

This is something I am conscious of, since I am a medical practitioner and advocate for early CPR and early defibrillation in the community. This is the reason why I have been monitoring all the AED uses that I have helped my clients deployed in Singapore since we started, and I am now proud to say that our clients have passed with flying colours on all 3 possible scenerios that any public AED can encounter.

Scenerio 1
This is when the victim’s heart is in ventricular fibrillation (VF). This occurred in September 2008.

The victim’s heart was shocked back to normal sinus rhythm eventually, and he was discharged from the hospital after a heart bypass surgery with no neurological deficit. The story can be read HERE.

Scenerio 2
This is when the victim’s heart is in normal sinus rhythm, but he is unconscious for any reason other than VF. This occurred this month in July 2011.

The AED correctly announced ‘No Shock Advised”. The victim started regaining consciousness while being stretchered into the waiting ambulance, and was informed by doctors that he did not have neurological deficit. The story can be read HERE.

Scenerio 3
This is when the victim’s heart is already in asystole (flatline) or in pulseless electrical activity (PEA). This occurred in September 2010.

The AED correctly announced ‘No Shock Advised”. The victim apparently had a preexisting medical condition, and was found near the toilet with blood in his mouth. The story can be read HERE.

So ultimately, the outcomes of rescue attempts by any organisation which is considering deploying AEDs are dependent on their medical emergency response plan.

For our clients, as you can see, are very satisfied with our services.

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