6 things that affect a casualty’s survival rate in an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
These are the 6 key issues that influence a casualty’s survival chances in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
1. Where it takes place.
2. If a bystander witnesses the cardiac arrest.
3. The bystander’s ability to recognise the cardiac arrest.
4. How quickly the ambulance is called for.
5. Most importantly, the bystanders ability to perform high-quality CPR.
6. Speedy access to a defibrillator.
Survival rates in a cardiac arrest can be dramatically improved if an AED is used quickly, which is why it is critical to consider the location of the AED when purchasing.
You should ensure that your device is easily accessible and visible in an emergency. AED signs should be put up where possible to help create awareness of the AED.