Why Defib Connectivity is Essential in a Digital World

05/07/19

Making the choice to purchase a defibrillator is one of the most important things you can do to emergency-proof your workplace. 
Recent statistics suggest that having an automated external defibrillator in an accessible area can increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest by a staggering 75%. That is, quite literally, a lifesaver. That is a lot of thankful relatives. 
But what if you manage multiple locations? How can you ensure that your equipment is ready to go at all times?
There is a solution for that too. 
In recent years the digital ecosystem has expanded beyond imagination. We are now constantly connected and can receive feedback in real-time, allowing us to optimise and improve our lives. The same goes for defibrillator technology. 
With our intelligent defibrillators you can reduce the need to individually monitor remote equipment. With a product such as the Lifepak CR2, for instance, you can track the battery power, pad and location automatically, from a central hub. The HeartSine line also has the ability to monitor its own readiness, sending out alerts when it is low on battery or its temperature is suboptimal. 
The benefits of this set up for you are twofold. First, you will spend less time travelling from site to site ensuring equipment is up to standard and rescue ready. Second, with the real time feedback mechanism, you will have constant access to important insights and data that can help to inform your actions going forward. 
With connected technology the efficiency improvements are impressive. The reassurance and peace of mind day to day is even more so. 

Upgrading older models 

Connected and centrally managed defibrillator fleets are a great idea for any organisation or business with multiple sites (railway stations, for instance) but what if you already own non-connected equipment?
The good news is that with our new HeartSine Gateway module, existing HeartSine defibrillators can be cost effectively upgraded to connected devices. 
This means you can have all the benefits of remote monitoring, with dramatically reduced operational complexity, without replacing your existing fleet of equipment.

Defibrillator connectivity ensures constant “readiness"

It is absolutely essential that your defibrillators are always ready to use. Emergencies, by their very nature, are often unpredictable and chaotic. By making sure equipment is working we can maximise the chance of a positive outcome for everybody involved. 
As so many of the components of a defibrillator, such as the batteries and pads, have expiration dates, utilising a centralised platform such as LIFELINK’s AED Program Manager can help site managers to monitor performance quickly and easily without additional manpower and training. 
The system comes with its own online dashboard so that crucial metrics can be checked at a glance. Expiration of key components, location and SCA event data is collated and reported on in real time, allowing emergency responders and medical caregivers to respond appropriately and, ultimately, improve the chance of survival for the person involved. 
In order to view our range of connected AED’s you can check out our catalogue here


 


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