Case Time is tissue
Responding in a heartbeat
When an in-hospital cardiac arrest occurs, time is of the essence. No matter where in the hospital the emergency is, you need to act fast. But you face the challenge of getting the right knowledge and equipment to the right place at the right time.
|ERC Guidelines 2015 on attempting defibrillation within 3 minutes|
“We recommend the use of AEDs in those areas of the hospital where there is a risk of delayed defibrillation, because it will take several minutes for a resuscitation team to arrive, and first responders do not have skills in manual defibrillation. The goal is to attempt defibrillation within 3 min of collapse. In hospital areas where there is rapid access to manual defibrillation, either from trained staff or a resuscitation team, manual defibrillation should be used in preference to an AED. Hospitals should monitor collapse-to-first shock intervals and audit resuscitation outcomes.”
A two-tiered response strategy comprising immediate basic life support (BLS) followed by advanced life support (ALS) delivered by trained resuscitation professionals can improve the quality – and outcome – of your efforts. This approach lets you intervene faster and reduces the time to the first shock. And it can have a positive effect on the patient’s survival.
Schnell, sicher und einfach zu verwenden
The faster the better
The ERC recommends administering defibrillation within three minutes of cardiac arrest. But your resuscitation team may need longer than that to reach the patient. This is where Nihon Kohden’s Cardiolife AED series comes in, providing rapid, simple-to-use instruction for trained and untrained individuals.
Our robust Cardiolife AED devices are compact and user-friendly, delivering easy-to-follow on-screen and voice instructions that clearly guide first responders through the key steps.
Moreover, once the ALS team arrives on the scene, the AED pads can be quickly transferred to the Nihon Kohden Cardiolife TEC series as both devices use the same connectors. This supports a smooth transition to the second tier of life support, and reduces the number of pads you use.
|Our solution for timely responses|
|A two-tiered strategy helps you intervene quickly. Our Cardiolife AED series is always ready for use and helps you deliver defibrillation within the recommended three minutes. Plus, you can smoothly transition to advanced life support.|