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Reasons Why an AED is Needed Everywhere

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For some, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are just devices that we only see in movies. However, AEDs are the reason some people are alive when they should have been dead. The importance of an AED is shown in the fact that it is obligatory to have an AED in specific places in Cyprus. Some of these places are airports, ports, hotels, banks, organized sporting facilities, public swimming pools etc. These are the reasons why an AED is needed everywhere. re not only needed in hospitals.

Cause of Death

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. With this in mind, we can say with certainty that we can never know when or where someone might have a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. Therefore, having an AED close by is extremely important because you might be able to save a stranger’s or a friend’s life.

Remote Areas

Unfortunately, sometimes people’s lives are lost because the ambulance does not make it on time or for other similar reasons. This is specifically the case in remote areas where access to a hospital can be extremely difficult and taking the patient to the nearest doctor or hospital can take a long time. Therefore, an AED in remote areas can save lives. People in remote areas should make sure they know where the closest AED is located because sometimes there is one AED for multiple remote areas.    

Safety in Large Groups

Where there are a lot of people, more accidents and other unfortunate events are more likely to occur, since there is a greater chance of someone having a heart disease. That is why, as mentioned above, most places where AEDs are obligatory are crowded places, like malls, shopping centres, churches, stadiums, schools, and hotels. This is also helpful because if there is a first aid incident outside a hotel, for example, people will know where to search for an AED.

Anyone Might Need an AED

Someone might need the use of an AED at any time and at any age. Unfortunately, heart attacks can occur without a warning and there are many times that a person does not know that they have heart disease. Many times, this leads to healthy people collapsing while exercising or doing sports.

All in all, an AED in various places and buildings is extremely important in saving lives. No one knows what something might occur and to be able to easily find an AED and use it in combination with first aid knowledge to save a life is truly amazing.