Originally Posted by wellhouse
i wasn't serious - i think the cheapest ones are about £1000! Interestingly, having spent all day attending a company first aid refresher a couple of months ago, the doctor then gives us the good news that even with good cpr the percentage of people who survive cpr is incredibly small. I was quite depressed having taken reams of notes! :face palm:
(with defib it's a lot higher, we have them in the office and the're designed for an idiot to use them)
Yep the chances are not good.
IIRC went through a refresher course last year and it was something like 2% without CPR, 15% without defib and CPR only, and 25% with Defib. and that all depended if you you got it activated within about 4 mins!
Ours are pretty idiot proof, 2 pads, whack them on and the machine does the rest. It will tell you if needed to shock etc, and again IIRC if there is no heart activity at all, it will not shock as no point.
The other post about the unit not being able to function well on a boat makes sense, and I suppose it goes the same for Rescue helicopters?
Never knew about the cost though, as have not had to buy one.
Good discussion about 1st aid and what you need though, Am all in favour of the comments about keeping a cool head, and getting 1st aid courses.