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Do you know how this works?

This post is in two parts… DON’T miss the second part below ;)!

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator. The point being made in this blogpost is, if you saw someone in distress at a public place with a defibrillator available, would you know what to do???

Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted, depending on the type of device used or needed, but external units, known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), are available, more and more, in public places, and although they’re they’re considered easy to use, with little or no training at all, just being familiar with the working of one could save a life!

Here then is a youtube video, explaining what exactly to do. Watch it once, to get familiar with the workings… hope you never need to use one but if you do, wouldn’t it be awesome to save a life?!

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AND, while we’re on the subject, how’s YOUR heart doing ;)?! If you are more sedentary than active, perhaps click on the link below, for an hour-long workout 😉 !!! Then, repeat daily!!!

Be well… <3