Xiamen News reports on AED use in China


 Xiamen Net News (Text/Photo by Xiamen Daily reporter Meng Jing) On June 10, the A09 page of this newspaper reported that a citizen suddenly fainted and had cardiac arrest in the badminton hall of Difeng Sports Center. Fortunately, two cardiac surgeons in the basketball hall next door Seizing the precious "golden 4 minutes" to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the injured and successfully rescuing citizens with hidden coronary heart disease from the brink of life and death has aroused the attention of the general public.

  Since the accident venue was not equipped with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for emergency prevention, the two surgeons could only rely on manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the rescue process, and they persisted for about 15 minutes. It is understood that AED is known as a "life-saving artifact". In the "golden 4 minutes" of the best rescue of cardiac arrest, the use of this device for defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation can effectively prevent sudden death.

  This report also sparked further discussion among citizens: Are all local sports venues equipped with AEDs? What is the distribution of AEDs across the city? Yesterday, the reporter visited many local sports venues and consulted doctors and the Red Cross to understand the situation.

  There are basic configurations in public stadiums

  In April, the city sports center AED successfully rescued a citizen

  Yesterday morning, the reporter visited the table tennis halls, badminton halls, basketball halls and other sports venues on the island successively. During the visit, the reporter found that public gymnasiums are basically equipped with AEDs, while most private gymnasiums are not.

  In the Municipal Sports Center Complex, an AED is placed at the reception desk on the first and second floors. The reporter noticed that the two AEDs were installed in a transparent green box, and the box was marked with the word AED, a red logo with an electric shock symbol inside a heart shape, and a flow chart for use. Afterwards, reporters also saw an AED in the outdoor running track of the Municipal Sports Center and the Workers Gymnasium Complex.

  According to the staff of the above-mentioned gymnasium, all staff of the gymnasium will conduct regular training on the operation of AED. The AEDs in the museum are used online, and relevant personnel regularly inspect and maintain the equipment. "In April of this year, the AED in the badminton hall successfully rescued a citizen, and the person involved later sent a pennant." The staff of the Municipal Sports Center Complex said.

  Subsequently, the reporter came to a basketball hall and badminton hall on Jinhu Road. According to the relevant person in charge, there is currently no AED in the museum, and relevant prevention is mainly done by providing accident insurance for customers and conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

  "At present, there is no official mandatory requirement for private gyms to install AEDs, and the price of the equipment is relatively expensive," said a businessman. Another businessman said that he intends to equip AEDs in sports venues, but does not know the specific purchase channels. In addition, the follow-up installation guidance, teaching training and equipment maintenance of AED are also a big problem. Subsequently, the reporter searched AED from the e-commerce platform and learned from the customer service that some products promised to provide users with one-to-one installation guidance and first aid training after purchase.

  "Myocardial infarction is very sudden. I think not only gymnasiums, but also major public places such as local airports and schools should be equipped with AEDs, and relevant personnel should also undergo AED first aid training. Operation." Citizen Ms. Yang said.


  Major attractions, public schools, etc.

  254 units have been installed and more than 200 units are being installed

  The reporter learned from the Xiamen Red Cross Society that at present, the city has put 254 AEDs in public places such as major scenic spots, stadiums, docks, etc., and has carried out AED use training for staff in public places around AEDs. According to the "Notice on Further Promoting the Implementation Plan for the City's Red Cross Emergency Rescue Work" previously issued by the Xiamen Municipal People's Government, the local area will gradually expand the deployment range and density of AEDs. Target.

  "At present, there are 19 stations along the Shanhai Health Trail, one each for the ferry terminal, the first terminal and the Sanqiutian terminal; there are 25 stations in Gulangyu, 3 in the Municipal Sports Center, and one in the Tong'an Sports Center. Administrative service centers, administrative service centers in Jimei District, and most public schools are all distributed.” Relevant personnel revealed that last year, the Municipal Public Security Bureau purchased 78 units and distributed them to various police stations. Currently, 26 units are being installed in the municipal government office building; there are 225 AED units in the city. Installation is in progress.

   How important is AED?

  Ke Shaofan, deputy chief physician of the Cardiac Surgery Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, said: "If cardiac arrest exceeds the 'golden 4 minutes', the brain tissue will be irreversibly damaged. If it exceeds 10 minutes, the success rate of resuscitation is almost zero." The reality It is difficult for emergency personnel to arrive at the scene within 4 minutes. "If AEDs are deployed in public places, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed within 1 minute, and AED defibrillation is performed within 3 to 5 minutes, and the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients can reach 50% to 70%." Ke Shaofan said.

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