Unlike other locations in the UK, defibrillators located in a coastal area require further protection from the environmental elements. Elements such as sea salt and the stronger winds coming in from the sea put the equipment at risk of being damaged, therefore adequate protection for your life-saving device is vital.
defibshop’s coastal area bundles equip you with the items you need to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest while providing the protection required by the equipment. It is essential that a defibrillator with a high IP rating is purchased, as this means that your device will be more resilient against environmental factors like dust and water in coastal areas.
Combined with a stainless-steel cabinet, which adds an extra layer of protection for your AED, while also bringing other benefits, such as a removable torch. In addition to this, the bold design of the cabinet allows for maximum visibility of the AED, which can be useful in SCA emergencies.
Why do I need a Defibrillator?
Approximately 20% of all Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur in public, therefore, having a readily available, accessible defibrillator could save lives. Anyone can use a defibrillator, as visual and voice prompts are featured on these AEDs, allowing untrained users to give effective treatment.
Water sports and sadly, drowning can trigger SCA, so an AED could be a valuable piece of equipment for coastal zones, where the risk is potentially increased. With extreme water sports becoming more popular, the need for accessible AEDs has increased, as CPR and defibrillation is the only definitive way to treat SCA.
The addition of AEDs to coastal areas helps to keep the community, and tourists alike, safer in the event of someone falling victim to sudden cardiac arrest and could potentially increase the survival rate.
Finding an AED to suit your needs and budget is no easy task, but if you require further assistance, refer to our Buyer’s Guide, or alternatively get in touch with the team here at defibshop.
To speak to one of our AED Product Specialists, simply call 0845 071 0830 and they’ll be happy to share their knowledge with you.