As an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) solutions provider, it is our mission to help save lives by making as many AEDs available to the public as possible. It is our philosophy that we can make a difference by creating a customised innovative service offering, that truly meets all needs and overcomes current barriers.
We strongly believe that we have an important task to educate government authorities, companies and communities on what it really takes to successfully help save lives, by making AEDs available.
“With the right equipment and support, everyone
can help save a Life.”
“Offering continuous Carefree Managed AED Services.
Delivering Trusted Technology, Secured Access and Ensured Readiness to help save lives. Anytime. Anywhere.”
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!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere
Sudden cardiac arrest is the most common cause of out-of-hospital death in the western world.1
Sudden cardiac arrest 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. If the patient is not immediately treated with early defibrillation, their chance of survival is very low. The 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 their heart called defibrillation. An automated external defibrillator (AED) helps ordinary people to provide defibrillation quickly.
For every single minute without defibrillation, the chances of survival drop by 7%-10%.2-8
After 10 minutes without defibrillation there is almost no realistic chance of survival.
There is up to 75% chance of survival with immediate defibrillation.2-8
You don’t have to be a doctor to save a life our simple to use technology makes it possible. While we recommend that everyone receive training in CPR and the operation of an AED, they are designed to coach you through the process - even if you haven’t had training. The device determines if a shock is necessary and if it is, a calm, clear voice explains exactly what to do. It actively adapts the instructions to keep you on track. Intelligent sensors assess and automatically deliver the right shock at the right time - personalised to every man, woman, or child.
Response time is a crucial factor in survival
It might take more than
10 minutes to:
Discover the incident
Call the emergency services
Arrival of the emergency services
Analyse and treat patient
After 10 minutes the chance of survival is less than 5%. Having an AED available is better than only waiting for the emergency services.
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“Many factors play a significant role to potentially cause life-threatening malfunction of an AED.
TO ENSURE AED READINESS, SECURED ACCESS, CONTINUOUS MONITORING, REGULAR MAINTENANCE, AS WELL AS REPLENISHMENTS AND EFFICIENT AED PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ARE KEY.”
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death. Survival from it depends on having quick access to an AED and the reliable operation of the device.
Unfortunately, studies and real-life stories show that in number of cases AEDs were either not available or accessible, or AED failures occurred in the time of need.
Most common causes not surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest are:
- No AED available in near vicinity
- No access or quick access to AED
- Battery power issues
- Problems with pads
- Failing attempt to charge and deliver shock
AEDs are like any other piece of medical equipment and 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. Many factors play a significant role to potentially cause life-threatening malfunction of an AED.
To ensure AED readiness, continuous monitoring and maintenance are key.