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Here you will find answers to the most common questions about defibrillators

Common questions

Frequently asked questions about defibrillators

Below we answer some of the most common questions about defibrillators and heartstarters. If you have other questions about our product, please contact us.

Can you accidentally shock someone’s heart?

A defibrillator does not deliver a shock if the heart is beating normally. So you don’t have to be afraid of hurting someone with a defibrillator.

Are defibrillators and heartstarters the same thing?

Yes, defibrillator and heartstarters are the same thing. The term defibrillator denotes the defibrillator’s function “de-fibrillate” and is used in healthcare. Defibrillator is the everyday expression in Sweden and is thus the same medical device.

Can a defibrillator save lives?

Yes, if a defibrillator is activated within minutes of a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival increases greatly.

Can defibrillators be used on children?

Yes, you can and should use defibrillators on children in case of cardiac arrest. For children between 0 and 8 years, special child mode must be used. With Reanibex 100, the same electrodes can be used on both children and adults.

Where do you find defibrillator?

To find your nearest defibrillator, visit https://www.defibfinder.uk/ or check the web address of your local ambulance service. It is always good to know where to find the nearest defibrillator That way, you can save someone else’s life with the equipment.

How can an electrical device start the heart?

A defibrillator can be used on people who have suffered cardiac arrest with arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation. By shocking the heart with an electric shock, the heart can be made to regain a pulse-giving rhythm. After an electric shock, the heart can continue to beat on its own. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation must always be performed in the event of cardiac arrest.

Do you have to be medically trained to use a defibrillator?

No, today there are several different types of defibrillators, from advanced manual to simple semi-automatic ones that are very easy to use. An Ortivus defibrillator provides guidance via icons on a screen and a recorded voice. Feel free to contact us for a demonstration.

How does a defibrillator work?

A defibrillator (also called a defibrillator or AED) is a device that can analyze heart rhythms and advise if necessary to give an electric shock. Most defibrillators are semi-automatic. This means that when the person with cardiac arrest is connected to the defibrillator using defibrillation electrodes, the heart rhythm is analyzed automatically. If a shock is recommended, you must press the flashing button yourself to deliver the shock. Make sure no one is touching the person before pressing the button. It is not dangerous to attach a defibrillator to someone who is not in cardiac arrest.

How do I go about taking part in a demo?

It is perfectly fine to either email, call, fill in the booking form here or visit Ortivus.se. One of our salespeople will then contact you.

Are you the ones who make the Heart Starter?

No, we work with a well-established Spanish company called Bexen Cardio. You can visit their website here

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