You don't need a cape to be a hero
You just need the right equipment and support. That’s what Ventria provides.
We’re on a mission to put more AEDs in more places and make them available to more people. We’ve designed a unique service offering that can be adapted to meet the needs of any organisation, large or small.
We’re engaging with governments, enterprises and communities as we advocate for making AED machines more widely available – and for saving lives.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere...will you be ready?
They’re impossible to predict, and there’s only one recommended treatment:
immediate CPR and AED defibrillation.
If a colleague or stranger collapses, you have less than 5 minutes to get their heart back into a working rhythm!
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the most common cause of out-of-hospital death in the western world.¹
SCA is caused by an acute and unexpected malfunction of the heart. In most cases, an erratic heart rhythm called ‘ventricular fibrillation’ is diagnosed. The heart stops pumping blood, the person loses consciousness and stops breathing. Without immediate treatment with early defibrillation, their chances of survival are very low. Emergency services usually arrive too late to administer life-saving techniques, so early defibrillation by people already at the scene can be life-saving.
The most important element in the treatment of SCA is to provide a rapid shock to the heart – defibrillation. An automated external defibrillator (AED) helps ordinary people to provide defibrillation promptly.
For every single minute without Defibrillation, the changes of survival drop by 7%-10%.²⁻⁸
There is up to 75% chance of survival with immediate defibrillation. ²⁻⁸
Time is running out…
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death. Survival depends on having quick access to an AED and the reliable operation of the device.
The most common factors in death from Sudden Cardiac Arrest are:
- No AED available nearby
- Lack of quick access to AED
- AED battery power issues
- Problems with AED pads
- Failure to charge and deliver shock
Like any piece of medical equipment AEDs can experience unexpected failures. To help save a life, AEDs need to be ready and accessible at all times. Being prepared for a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not only about the acquisition and installation of an AED – you also need to know that it will work as designed first time, every time.
To ensure AED readiness, continuous monitoring and maintenance are key.
Ventria can help you save a life.
We can give you the confidence to act decisively and effectively by providing:
- Trusted technology
- Planning and implementation
- Risk identification and management
- Secured access
- Ensured readiness
- Carefree Managed AED Services Program
After 10 minutes the chance of survival is less than 5%. Having an AED available is better than only waiting for the emergency services.
At Ventria we believe that we truly understand what is needed to confidently help save a life
Through Ventria you will have Trusted Technology with Secured Access and Ensured Readiness, backed by our Carefree Managed AED Services Program. We offer full assistance from planning to implementation, program management and post-event support at a single site, nationwide or worldwide.
At Ventria we believe that we truly understand what is needed to confidently help save a life. Next to offering trusted technology, knowing and managing risks that can potentially cause life-threatening malfunction of an AED is vital to help save a life anytime, anywhere!
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