Monday, 24 February 2014

CARDIAC ARREST AND DEFIBRILLATORS

Not only just but evidently, life saving devices called defibrillators should not only be common in public places but also common to public awareness across communal environments and continue to help rescue people suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

A word to the wise is enough, be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. 

Sudden cardiac arrest a leading cause of death in many communities results from a malfunction in the heart's electrical system. Automated external defibrillators can deliver an electrical shock to restore the heart's normal rhythm by common people. As the devices are found in many shopping malls, grocery stores, airports, schools and offices so should the public's knowledge grow with it's availability.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Someone who suddenly collapses and is unresponsive and not breathing normally may have suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Bystanders need to call 911, start CPR and then look for a defibrillator, that easy? Yeah right.

What makes Defibrillation a time sensitive issue is that for every minute that a person in sudden cardiac arrest has an abnormal heart rhythm, the chances of survival fall by 7 percent to 10 percent, says a specialist. If the automated external defibrillator fails to deliver an electric shock, the public should simply continue CPR until an emergency service arrives for further treatment.

Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves.

Automated external defibrillators are purposefully made not difficult to operate and provide voice prompts to guide users, but why not the government ensures people get trained in their use. Introductions or inductions are offered during CPR instructions or trainings. But the government can do more by getting individuals to engage with the ease and safety of the life safer.

Glory comes too late, after one as been reduced to ashes, why not give it a shout now regardless of their ear plugs, afterall it might be corrupted. Yeah right.

People who have a heart condition and are most at risk for sudden cardiac arrest may want to talk to their doctors about having an automated external defibrillator at home, that easy? Yeah right.

But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Beware, last year, about 383,000 Americans with sudden cardiac arrest were treated by emergency medical responders. Less than 12 percent of those patients survived. How many would statistics exhume when it braces cardiac arrests in the whole wild world, it could surely epilogue, "a word to the wise is not only in the north". 

It isn't the reward that matters or the recognition we might harvest. It is our depth of commitment, our quality of service, the product of our devotion, these are the things that count in a life. When we give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough. so safe a life.