Peter (Left) confirms that someone is calling an ambulance for Connor (Right) in a practice drill.
Pentanet is officially St John Safe!
Pentanet Chief Operations Officer Connor Llewellyn teamed up with the legends over at St John Ambulance to develop a tailored First Aid Management Plan for Pentanet. With our defibrillators, first aid kits, and training sorted, we can rest easy knowing that the office is prepared for any first aid emergency.
Did you know that when someone suffers from cardiac arrest, the likelihood of survival drops 10% for every minute a defib is not used to restart their heart? It’s critical to use a defib within minutes of cardiac arrest while CPR is being performed. Paramedics will then take over when the ambulance arrives.
Defibs are also surprisingly easy to use. In real life, defibs are nothing like the ones you see in old movies and daytime TV shows. The classic scene where some brave young doctor runs up to a flatlining patient screaming, ‘We’re losing him!’, before rubbing the defib paddles together, shouting ‘CLEAR!’, and shocking the person back to life might be entertaining… but it’s complete BS.
In reality, there’s nothing difficult or dangerous about using a defib. Modern defibs even talk you through the steps to use them once you turn them on and operate without assistance once applied, which means you can focus on providing CPR until an ambulance arrives.
Defibs are so advanced that it’s actually impossible to hurt someone by using one on them. Defibs are able to detect whether or not a heart is beating and will only apply a shock in the case that the heart has stopped. Think of a defib as an automatic CTRL+ALT+DEL for your heart. If your heart stops responding, the defib gives it the correct charge it needs for a reboot.
Having a defib at your business doesn’t just benefit your staff and visitors, you can also register it as a publicly available defibrillator on the free St John First Responder App to help keep your local community safer.
If you’ve been thinking about upping your workplace safety game, start with a St John Safe Assessment.