Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Liverpool Care Pathway - ACD Or AED? That Is The Question.

Every life is a life worth saving.

There is no 'right' to die. Death is the terminus at which we all arrive, that is our final destination. Whichever route we take through life, mortality must claim us all.

It is the last post, into oblivion or salvation, whichever it is your faith to believe.There is no need to celebrate death nor requirement  to attend Death Café.

There is a right that suffering shall be eased.

There is a need, a requirement, to celebrate life at Life Café, for life is too precious to let slip through our fingers without a fight to save it.

So, do you pack a passport to the hereafter or a parachute to break your fall? To ACD or AED? That is the question.

Debunking the Lakhani Recommendations.

Always rush in and do all that you can. Never give in, never give in, never give in: it ain’t over till it’s over!
 What is an AED?
An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.

AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layman, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, first responder and basic life support (BLS) level CPR classes

- The Defib Centre
This is life Café...

This is St John –

Everything you wanted to know about defibrillators but were afraid to ask

Defibrillator FAQ's

Why should I have a defibrillator?- Around 60,000 people have a cardiac arrest each year outside of hospital* - It can take the emergency services several minutes to arrive - The chance of survival after cardiac arrest falls for every minute that passes without defibrillation*.

Immediate defibrillation can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

There are a lot of myths surrounding defibrillators and their use. Here is the truth.

Myth: I can make things worse by using a defibrillator to shock someone that doesn’t need shocking.

Fact: It's impossible to shock someone that doesn't require it. Defibrillators only administer a shock when required. 

Myth: I have to be trained to use a defibrillator. 
Fact: All our defibrillators have clear step-by-step voice prompts explaining exactly how to administer the defibrillator and CPR. However we highly recommend that you do carry out training for increased confidence.

Myth: The defibrillator might stop working and I wouldn't know about it. 
Fact: Defibrillators carry out automatic self tests. If there was a problem the defibrillator would issue a warning.

Watch our video and learn more about defibrillators
View our defibrillator and training packages

The Chokeables have already saved lives...

Pertinent reading –
Liverpool Care Pathway - ‘Hands On’ Life Café
This is The Chokeables –
21 members of the public have credited The Chokeables with saving the lives of babies and children. 
The Chokeables – a 40 second ad that demonstrates how to save a choking baby – has been viewed online by more than 5.7 million people since its launch. In each instance, the person who leapt into action said they’d learned the technique from The Chokeables video.
Everyday Heroes

Heart-warming stories of ordinary people such as these, who have used first aid to save a life, are celebrated annually in the St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes First Aid awards, supported by Physio-Control.

If you know someone or an organisation that deserves recognition, then you have until the 28 February 2015 to nominate them.

Take a look at our awards categories and get nominating!
St John have launched a First Responder game.

Play Rescue Run online or on Facebook...

Rescue Run 

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