Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains one of the largest causes of death in the UK, with 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening every year. An SCA can happen to anyone at any time and, unlike a heart attack, there is no way to predict or prevent one from occurring – even through positive lifestyle habits. As everybody is at risk of SCA and because SCA is unpredictable in nature, the best way to prepare for one is by investing in a life-saving defibrillator.
Now, you can’t put a cost on saving someone’s life, but defibs come in various shapes, sizes, and levels of functionality. This means that there is a whole range of units on offer for you to get stuck into. Your organisation will have different needs to other organisations – perhaps you operate outdoors, or you’d need access to a portable unit – and knowing how the costs measure up in the long term should help you to make an informed decision.
We’ve chosen six of our products, all of which have different properties and are ideal for different situations. We’ve done the maths and added up the different costs involved in purchasing and maintaining these featured units so that you know how much you can expect to spend on certain defib models.