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Dec 19 2017

Automatic External Defibrillator Ireland – Defibtech – Life-saving Technology Within Reach #defibrillator, #defibrillation, #ireland, #automatic,


Defibtech, the company that redefined easy-to-use, just made things even easier.

The Defibtech DDU-2300 View is the first and only Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that shows you what to do in an emergency, using the full power and clarity of video in full-motion colour. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; video is worth even more.

Industry leading seven year battery, robust and easy to use unit. Voice and text prompts,
metronome CPR counter, the DDU100E has saved many lives in Ireland. The only unit
available in Ireland with all these features, and at an extremely competitive price.

The number one killer in Ireland is Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome, killing more than 16,000 people a year. Unfortunately, the common belief is that it only strikes the elderly, overweight, and infirm. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time and in most cases without warning. Now there is something you can do to improve the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest in Ireland with a solution that is both easy to use and extremely affordable.

In fact, sudden cardiac arrest is truly a public health crisis. Unlike other health problems of this magnitude it is treatable. The cure for most cases of sudden cardiac arrest is immediate treatment with a defibrillator.

Time to defibrillation is the most critical factor in survival of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). If an AED is on-site within two minutes there is an 80% chance that the victim will survive. This is one of the reasons that survival rates improve in areas with active AED programmes. Remember, every minute that passes before defibrillation the survival rate reduces by 7-10 percent. Currently in Ireland the survivability rate for out of hospital cardiac arrest is 1%.

For first response professionals like police, fire and the ambulance service the AED is standard equipment. For schools, offices, stores, factories, gyms, public places and community groups, it’s becoming as vital as the fire extinguisher.

National Defibrillator Standards 2008

The Report of the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death

In Ireland, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has a statutory responsibility for standards and training in prehospital emergency care. PHECC has identified the need for information and guidelines to be available to anyone considering the purchase of an Advisory External Defibrillator(AED) for use in the community. PHECC therefore invited the Centre for Immediate Care Services, UCD, to develop standards for potential purchasers of an AED.

A working group was established with extensive clinical, technical and procedural expertise to develop these Standards. The Standards comprise one part of a broader strategy being developed by the Health Service Executive to implement the recommendations of the Task Force and are not therefore intended to address issues other than how to select the right AED for your needs.

The Minister for Health and Children established the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death in the Autumn of 2004, with the following terms of reference: Define SCD and describe its incidence and underlying causes in Ireland. Advise on the detection and assessment of those at high risk of SCD and their relatives. Advise on the systematic assessment of those engaged in sports and exercise for risk of SCD

Advise on maximizing access to basic life support (BLS) and automated external
defibrillators (AEDs) and on: appropriate levels of training in BLS and use of AEDs, and on the maintenance of that training. Priority individuals and priority groups for such training. Geographic areas and functional locations of greatest need. Best practice models of ‘first responder schemes’ and ‘public access defibrillation’, and integration of such training services.

Community Groups


Health Clubs



Medical Professionals

Emergency Services

Public Access


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