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How your defibrillators could save more lives

Every year in the UK, over 30,000 people suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but just 1 in 10 survive.

As soon as a person goes into cardiac arrest, the clock is against them. Early defibrillation and CPR can more than double the chances of surviving an OHCA, but public use of defibrillators in this situation is less than 10% in the UK.

It is estimated that 70% of publicly accessible defibrillators in the UK are currently unknown to ambulance services and unable to be used in an emergency.

This is where The Circuit comes in.

The Circuit – the national defibrillator network, aims to map the UK’s estimated 100,000 defibrillators, connecting these directly to ambulance services so bystanders can be directed to them in an emergency.

The Circuit will also soon be able to analyse location data and identify where more defibrillators are needed, using this information to help save more lives.

The Circuit is already active and running in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as most regions within England. But we can still do more. The more defibrillators that are on the map, the more lives that can be saved.

Register your organisation’s defibrillators on The Circuit now, to give them their best chance of saving a life. It couldn’t be easier to get your account set up and, once it is, you will be able to manage all your defibrillators through one centralised account.

The Circuit will not only keep you updated on key information about your organisation defibrillators, such as how many have been deployed or how many are emergency ready but it will also send updates to nominated members of your organisation to remind them to check that their defibrillator is ready to go, if needed, in an emergency.

Your organisation’s defibrillators could help save more lives in your communities. Put them on the map now to ensure them on the map now to ensure that they can.

Register your defibrillator here


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