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New Zealand's Premier Business Workplace Health, Safety, Hygiene Solutions Provider
New Zealand's Premier Business Workplace Health, Safety, Hygiene Solutions Provider

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Do you need training to use an AED? Can you accidentally kill somebody with that electrical shock? The answer to both of these questions is NO. However, the real danger with AED lies in the fact that there are not enough of them in the NZ workplaces. Read more.
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Do you know what does “E” stand for in AED? It’s “external”. Does that mean there is an Internal defibrillators? Well, yes! That would be a pacemaker. That’s why it’s best if you avoid pressing the AED pads directly over the pacemaker of a patient. Learn more tips and get a step-by-step guide about how to use AED.
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The best chances of survival when the cardiac arrest occurs are if the defibrillation is done within the first minute. With each minute, the chances of survival drop for 7-10%. Is that a reason good enough to get AEDs for your workplace? Discover the best and the most economical way to do it. Read more.
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Did you know that cardiac arrest and the heart attack are not the same thing? Do you know which can be helped with an AED and which doesn’t respond to it? Learn more as these little things can mean all the difference between the life and death in the time of crisis.
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New post: 4 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Work Desk Frequently - https://www.alsco.co.nz/clean-work-desk/
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TV dramas lied to you. That flat line on the heart rate monitor and the doctors yelling “clear!” shocking the patient and then reviving the heart – just a myth. The flat lining heart is not “shockable”. Learn what can be done and how. Read more.
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Did you know that you can and should use AED on a pregnant woman in case of emergency? It will not hurt the baby and you can well likely save two lives in that situation. Even if you don’t have the training! Learn how modern AEDs do everything by themselves. Read more.
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Pacemaker is not an obstacle for using an AED on a person who is suffering a cardiac arrest. You just need to be a bit more careful about how you do it. The same goes for the CPR. Discover what needs to be done in such cases. Read more.
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Do you know what is a code black? That's the code used to convey the message that a healthcare worker has been attacked on duty. There has been 6,245 code blacks in a year only in South Australia. This calls for improved workplace safety efforts for all healthcare facilities. Read about the 7 safety measures you can implement.
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What does it even mean to be a first aider? Yes, it means that you should know how to administer first aid, but is there a more precise definition and explanation? Now, there is! Here is what is expected from a first aider. Read more.
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