Thursday, 28 February 2013

Watch the Lifeline Defibrillator in action, saving a surfer clinically dead for five minutes

When Ryan Kim was found underwater without a pulse and not breathing, he was close to death by drowning. His friend, Dan, rushed to alert the attention of the lifeguards. Soon he was on the back of a Jet Ski and back on dry land, but he still wasn't out of danger yet.

After 4 sets of CPR the team of experienced lifeguards still couldn't stabilise the Korean student; he had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Ryan needed a defibrillator to save his life and he needed it quickly – luckily the Lifeguard tower was equipped with a Defibtech Lifeline AED. Enlisting the help of a passer-by, the defibrillator was rushed to the victim’s aid and thankfully reached the scene within a few minutes, increasing the student’s chances of survival dramatically. The Lifeline AED instructed the lifeguards to place the pads on the victim’s chest so it could analyse his condition. As a pulse wasn't detected the Lifeline AED gave calm voice prompts, instructing the lifeguards to stand clear of the patient and administer a shock to the victim’s heart. The device then went on to check for signs of life once more to determine whether a further shock was required. After the shock was administered, despite being clinically dead for 5 minutes, Ryan now had a pulse. His heart had been returned to a normal rhythm thanks to the Lifeline defibrillator.

Ryan was still at risk due to the amount of water in his lungs, but he was out of fatal danger and in the care of medical professionals. Thankfully he made a full recovery.

Ryan was a healthy 26 year old who was an unlucky victim of SCA. This story is proof that this condition really can strike anyone at any time, and a Lifeline defibrillator could make the difference between life and death.

All of the Lifeline range of defibrillators come with an industry leading 8 year warranty and are simple to use by non-medical personnel, with clear voice prompts instructing the user at each stage of the resuscitation.

Martek Medical currently offers three different types of defibrillator in the Lifeline range:
Lifeline AED – the semi-automatic defibrillator shown in the video;
Lifeline AUTO – a fully automatic version of the Lifeline AED; and
Lifeline VIEW – a semi-automatic defibrillator with a built in video instruction screen.

In addition to this, within March 2013 Martek Medical will be releasing 2 new defibrillators, from the Lifeline VIEW family of defibrillator, designed specifically for medical professionals.

Lifeline ECG — can be used in AED mode or in ECG monitoring mode utilising the full colour screen.
Lifeline PRO — an industry leading professional defibrillator that, like the Lifeline ECG, can be used in AED mode and in ECG monitoring mode but also has the option to use in manual override mode.

Learn more about the Lifeline AED seen being used in this video.  

1 comment:

  1. Generally AED has the better use for the lifeguards.On beaches so many incidents can easily occur that requires AED.
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