GEBHARDT provides defibrillators

Hidden life guards for quick help in emergencies

Defibrillators prevent oxygen deficiency of the brain and thus neurological damage during cardiac arrhythmia. In order to be able to react optimally to medical incidents, the first aid team at GEBHARDT has now installed defibrillators at the sites.

In Germany, 100,000 people die of sudden heart failure due to cardiac arrhythmias. The unexpected heart and circulatory disturbance leads to unconsciousness after only one or two minutes and the survival rate of the patient drops with every additional minute by up to 12 percent without help. A defibrillator is used for ventricular fibrillation or flapping and ensures that the defective cardiac work is interrupted due to the targeted current surges. With successful preceding and subsequent heart pressure massage and ventilation, the heart then regains an even rhythm and the circulation comes back into momentum.

GEBHARDT has installed defibrillators in the Cham and Altenmarkt locations in order to act properly in the event of the case. In the coming weeks the first responders will be trained in the use of the device. The project was a concern of the works council and a suggestion from the hazards assessments in the factories and in the administration, which are carried out at regular intervals.

For Dr. Andreas Sachs, the procurement of the defibrillators was also a matter of heart: "In the event of an emergency, you can immediately provide professional help without medical knowledge."

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