Thursday, January 12, 2012

Company Spotlight: DefibTech

A 13-year old Texas high-schooler’s life was spared last month with the help of a portable defibrillator. During a football game, the boy unexpectedly collapsed on the field. Luckily, the school nurse and other CPR trained individuals were at the scene with a supply of first aid equipment—including a portable defibrillator.

The portable defibrillator, otherwise known as an AED, an automated external defibrillator, kept the boy's heart pumping while the ambulance arrived. Had it not been for the AED, the boy might not be alive. Because cardiac related incidents and deaths are often unexpected, severe and life threatening, more establishments have added AED’s to their EMS gear.

The investment of an AED has proven to be vital component of any emergency medical supply kit.

Paramedics have said that AED’s are dangerous when used incorrectly, but have been foolproof in recent years. One such defibrillator is the DefibTech.  The pads within the defibrillator detect irregular heartbeats and deliver shocks, but if a regular heartbeat is detected, no shock is administered. With the presence of an AED in an emergency medical supply, victims of heart attacks, strokes, or cardiac arrest can be saved with proper usage. In order to save a heart, you need to have one first—a portable defibrillator can be the difference between life and death.

The DefibTech is also a ruggedized AED.  It has been drop tested, crush tested, and is water and dust resistant.  Yet, the DefibTech line of AEDs weigh in at or under three pounds, making them very easily portable. The DefibTech is also easy to maintain, as it alerts you when maintenance is required.  How-To videos are even listed on the company website to walk you through maintenance items such as changing the battery or pads.

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