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How to detect the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

The majority of sudden cardiac arrests are not sudden. In fact, the warning signs and symptoms can begin to show up to two weeks before cardiac arrest takes place.  This is evidenced by research into 28,955 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests over a 13 year period. Researchers found that over 57 percent of these SCA victims contacted either a doctor or hospital at least a fortnight before their arrest, with an escalation of contact from 3% to 7% in the week before the...> More


How to detect the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest

The majority of sudden cardiac arrests are not sudden. In fact, the warning signs and symptoms can begin to show up to two weeks before cardiac arrest takes place.  This is evidenced by... > More

New technology and collaboration are key to helping emergency services save more lives

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, with the UK recording significantly worse survival rates than many of its European counterparts.... > More

Easy to use technology transforms survival rates of colleagues who suffer cardiac arrest at work

Around the world, victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) have their chances of survival greatly inhibited, even when Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are readily available, because bystanders... > More

How to keep public access AEDs emergency-ready during winter

The recent cold weather has been causing issues with public access defibrillators around the UK. There have been many reports of battery faults, leading to life saving equipment being unable to... > More

What do I need in my bleed control kit?

Knife crime and violence are on the rise in the UK. As a result, there is a growing call for bleed control kits to be made available to both the emergency services and the general public.  Bleed... > More

Drug tariff effects on pharmacies

The July 2020 update to the Drug Tariff includes the following for pharmacies: The essential and advanced delivery service – ensuring home delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak and the... > More