Implanting a defibrillator: For whom and why? How to recognize the signs and make the right gestures?

Implanting a defibrillator: For whom and why? How to recognize the signs and make the right gestures?

Do you know that in France each year, approximately 40,000 people die of cardiac arrest?

This winter our "little Eric" who works on the park for us but also for the customers of the Park, scared us with his heart! We did not need to use an AED but it convinced us that it does not only happen to others and that this provision can save a life! It's a way like any other to ward bad luck!

Alors qu’est-ce qu’un DAE ? Comment se présente notre DAE ? Comment agir ? Comment
reconnaitre les signes on vous dit tout. S’informer c’est déjà agir !

Qu’est ce qu’un DAE ? Un Défibrillateur Automatisé Externe (DAE) est un dispositif médical qui aide à la réanimation de victimes d’arrêt cardiaque. Accompagné d’un massage cardiaque, le défibrillateur contribue à augmenter significativement les chances de survie.
Nous donc choisi d’investir dans un DAE de la marque SCHILLER.

What is the Park's AED? The model we have selected:

Nous avons voulu qu’il soit le plus accessible possible pour vous permettre de venir le prendre rapidement sous l’appentis du Bar afin de vous aider à venir au secours de la personne qui en a besoin !

Who can use it ?

Toute personne, même non-médecin, est habilitée à utiliser un DAE, quel que soit son âge.

Accompanied by a cardiac massage , the AED contributes to significantly increase the chances of survival..

It is therefore essential that anyone who witnesses a cardiac arrest initiates the « chain of survival » made up of the 4 links that give victims the best chance of survival.

How does it work ?

Defibrillation involves delivering a pulse of electrical energy to the heart to restore a regular heartbeat.The use of a defibrillator combined with properly performed cardiac massage is the only treatment that can save a patient's life.

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS during a cardiac arrest, the chances of survival decreasing by approximately 10% every minute. If the victim is unconscious and not breathing normally, it is imperative to perform chest compressions and administer ventilations: this is Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR can double the chances of survival and the prompt use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can increase the survival rate to 75% in the event of cardiac arrest. In an emergency, any procedure that would normally be easy to follow can quickly become confusing.

This is the reason why the Parc de la Chesnaie chose the SCHILLER AED which focuses on the development of easy-to-use devices, allowing rapid action in the event of an emergency.

READY WHEN YOU NEED IT The FRED PA-1 powers up as soon as the lid is lifted. Simply apply the pre-connected electrodes to the patient's chest. A systematic pre-loading allows the shocks to be delivered as soon as this measure is necessary. FOR ALL TYPES OF PATIENTS The FRED PA-1 immediately recognizes whether pediatric or adult electrodes are being used and adjusts the defibrillation energy accordingly. A set of pediatric electrodes can be placed in a compartment for this purpose on the back of the device.

HEART MASSAGE AID Defibrillation alone is not enough. To ensure the supply of oxygen to the organs and restore circulation, it is essential to perform chest compressions correctly. The FRED PA-1 allows you to perform chest compressions with maximum efficiency by indicating the correct positioning of the hands and by determining a regular rhythm (metronome) by providing indications on the frequency of chest compressions, without using an additional sensor (FreeCPR®).

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack ?

Your arteries carry blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart and the rest of your body. A heart attack occurs when an artery in the heart (also called the "coronary artery") is suddenly closed or blocked by a blood clot.

Même si la fermeture se produit soudainement, elle résulte souvent d’un dépôt de plaque qui s’est formé dans les artères au fil du temps. On appelle ce processus athérosclérose ou durcissement des artères. Quand l’artère se ferme, l’apport du cœur en sang et en oxygène baisse de façon soudaine et prononcée. Le manque d’oxygène cause des dommages au cœur.

Warning signs and symptoms

Most warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack are the same for men and women. A person having a heart attack may experience the following symptoms

  • Chest pain, which may be accompanied by sensations of:
    • tightness,
    • dizzyness,
    • pain similar to crushing,
    • heaviness,
    • pressure,
    • compression,
    • bloating,
    • burns.
  • Radiating pain, which may spread:
    • from the chest,
    • from top to bottom of one or both arms,
    • to the neck, jaw or shoulders.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Paleness, sweating and general weakness.
  • Nausea, vomiting and sometimes indigestion.
  • Fear and anxiety.

If you have any of these symptoms:

  • tell another person;
  • dial 911 or call your local emergency service for immediate assistance.

How to act quickly

Many people find it hard to believe they are having a heart attack. They convince themselves that these are symptoms of another ailment and that they will go away.

Many people find it hard to believe they are having a heart attack. They convince themselves that these are symptoms of another ailment and that they will go away. Canadians wait almost five hours on average to get medical help for their symptoms. Yet half of heart attack deaths occur within two hours of the first warning signs. The sooner you get help, the better your chances of surviving a heart attack. New therapies and drugs can reduce harm and save lives if the treatment is started early enough. Don't be afraid that your symptoms were after all just a false alarm or a sign of another illness because avoiding seeking help could cost you your life.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women?

Until recently, heart attack research has focused primarily on men. However, recent studies reveal that women experience some different symptoms than men during a heart attack.

Too often, the signs of a heart attack go unnoticed in women; in fact, women, their relatives and even their doctor do not spot them in many cases. Often women attribute their symptoms to another health problem or the side effects of a medication or they think they will go away on their own. As a result, women don't always get the care they need to prevent complications from heart attack and death.

Chest (bust) pain is the most common symptom in both sexes, but women are also at risk of experiencing the following symptoms:

  • unusual fatigue that worsens with activity;
  • difficulty breathing;
  • heartburn that is not relieved by antacids;
  • nausea and/or vomiting that is not relieved by antacids;
  • anxiety;
  • a feeling of tightness and pain in the chest which may extend to the neck, jaw and shoulders;
  • generalized weakness;
  • a paler complexion than usual;
  • sweating.

Some women have few of these symptoms, while others experience them all at once. Symptoms may come suddenly and then go away. Additionally, many women say they experienced these symptoms for up to a month before their heart attack. If you experience any of these symptoms and think you are having a heart attack, call 911 right away or go to the nearest emergency medical center.

What to do when someone has a heart attack?

There are three steps to take: call, massage and defibrillate: :

Call : to trigger specialized help very quickly and save time in taking charge, ask the witnesses to alert or if you are alone, do it yourself. Dial 15, 18 or 112 by saying “cardiac arrest” and begin resuscitation: massage and defibrillate.