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. Defibrillation is the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.
AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layman (First Responder) and the use of AEDs is taught in our First Aid and basic life support level CPR classes.
Why is an AED needed?
Automated external defibrillators are miracles of modern technology, automatically assessing whether someone who is having an apparent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a candidate for a shock, then administering one if needed. Without appropriate CPR and defibrillation, an SCA patient’s survival rate decreases by 10% every minute.
No other public access defibrillator provides all 8 mission-critical components of the complete SCA solution.
1. Technology Advantage
Samaritan PAD utilises proprietary electrode technology, advanced and stable firmware, and proprietary SCOPE™ Biphasic technology (an escalating and low-energy waveform that automatically adjusts for patient impedance differences) to access rhythm and recommend defibrillation if necessary.
2. Most Portable
HeartSine offers the smallest and lightest AED on the market, so it’s the most convenient unit to use and store.
3. Most Durable
Samaritan PAD offers the highest durability rating of any AED (including an Ingress Protection [IP] rating of IP56 and US military onemeter drop test).
4. Most Reliable
The HeartSine AED’s 10-year warranty is the longest warranty in the industry . That includes the samaritan PAD’s advanced system self-diagnostic protocols. Even HeartSine’s one-click Pad-Pak™ – with integrated battery and electrode in a single cartridge – comes with the industry’s longest warranty.
5. Lowest Maintenance Costs
Unlike competitive products that require separate consumable expiration dates for customers to track and replace, samaritan PAD 500P is simpler and less costly to maintain thanks in large part to its single-unit battery/electrode replacement cartridge.
6. Lowest Cost of Ownership
Lowest labour cost, lowest maintenance cost, field upgradable and low acquisition cost.
7. Easiest to Use
Designed for use by rescuers of all skill levels, samaritan PAD is a completely self-contained unit with no lid to open, complex displays or controls. Our simple two-button operation and voice/visual prompts with clear instructions guide the user through every step, including pad application, shock delivery and CPR.
8. Innovative CPR Feedback and Support
The importance of good quality CPR during sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can hardly be argued. Often responders have difficulty in performing good CPR. The HeartSine CPR advisor is unique in that it uses patented impedance cardiography (ICG) analysis technology which provides feedback on the quality and rate of
compression during CPR.
Beaty is a small and affordable device that gives a real time feedback during CPR. Beaty helps any person, regardless his medical knowledge to save lives.
Beaty is designed to be simple, and easy to use by anyone. Simply place the device on the victims chest and perform chest compression. When the proper chest compression depth of 5cm is reached, Beaty will alert the rescuer with a loud beep. The audio feedback allows the rescuer to know that their chest compressions are being performed properly.
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Mini Fire Extinguisher is a Non-Toxic,
Safe and easy to use extinguisher.
Primary objective is to introduce a new, innovative and cost-effective
Fire Extinguisher for those in our society who are most vulnerable to the dangers of fires.
For many people living in informal dwellings the dangers of fires are well known and the reality is that without access to running water and effective firefighting equipment small fires can spread easily, bringing destruction and sometimes even death to a segment of society that already suffers the most.
The cost of fires in SA is in excess of 1 Billion rand per annum and a single life lost is priceless.