The Netherlands are globally recognized for being front runners when it comes to the fight against sudden cardiac arrest. Since 2007, numerous initiatives have been initiated and with spectacular results. Thanks to extensive, large-scale, scientific research by Ruud Pijls, PhD, we are now finally able to define, quantify and understand these initiatives and their impact on sudden cardiac arrest. We learned about important demographic characteristics, like average age and gender. But also where sudden cardiac arrest is most likely to occur and key-succes factors in survival rates. These valuable and evident insights provide us with substantiated guidance that allows us to make AEDs as effective as possible. We like to sincerely thank Ruud and also Hartstichting for their research which we have summarized in a special infographic.
Via the link you can download Ruud's thesis in full: https://lnkd.in/diBZrWK
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We like to congratulate Network Rail and Northern with the fantastic initiative to install life saving defibrillators at their railway stations across the North West in the UK. With the first installation at Blackburn station completed, the next phase will see 40 more stations being equipped with these vital medical facilities to ensure safe travel for the thousands of daily passengers. Our partner Aero Healthcare UK has provided Stryker Emergency Care defibrillators that are securely stored and highly visible in our Rotaid 247 cabinets. The stations will have the best possible medical technology to their disposal in case of a sudden cardiac arrest and will definitely make a huge difference! Safe travels! Link: networkrailmediacentre