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  1. A must for all work and public places

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... patients in heart arrest. On the other occasion the device's internal sensors deemed the measure unnecessary and the patient was taken to hospital by ambulance. Every public and workplace should have at least one AED or ready access to it. They are easy to use in conjunction with CPR, cost only HK$10,000 to HK$20,000 and can save a life while an ambulance is still making its way ...

  2. Government should have a heart- and save lives

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be said of equipment with which a person can quickly help the victim of a heart attack, and perhaps save a life while waiting for an ambulance or doctor to arrive- a portable defibrillator which ... is easily made on humane and compassionate grounds. Medical experts say the first few minutes after a heart attack are critical to survival. Our ambulance service has a target emergency response ...

  3. MTR gives heart attack victims a fighting chance

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of HK$3.5 million. Shum Kwok-leung, acting deputy chief ambulance officer with the Fire Services Department, said: '[Defibrillator technology] is already very mature and accurate. It can ...

  4. Learning simple skills can be the difference between life and death

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... learned first aid with St John Ambulance. He later became a part-time lifeguard and finally became an ambulanceman in 1982. As a 27-year veteran, he has seen a lot of drama, including the horrific ... to resuscitate someone and call an ambulance as soon as possible. 'I am always happy when I can save someone's life.' Automated external defibrillators are portable devices that can ...

  5. Life-saving defibrillators must be readily available in public places

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a person died outside a hospital, but every day people who could have been saved by the timely application of an AED die waiting for an ambulance, while receptionists, guards, friends and loved ...

  6. Doctors call for more defibrillators

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kok, an Airport Authority spokeswoman confirmed that no training on the use of defibrillators had been provided to airport officers. She said staff were instructed to call an ambulance ... A mall employee, Andy Leung Hui-on, who had been trained to use a defibrillator, stabilised the man's heartbeat within three minutes of his collapse, before an ambulance arrived 10 minutes ...

  7. Children pump up chances of saving heart attack victims

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of artificial respiration. CPR buys time until an ambulance arrives. A portable defibrillator, on the other hand, can restart the heart by giving it an electric shock. Dr Chung said there was widespread ...

  8. Revellers can take heart from life-saving move

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and arrive at the scene within 12 minutes, the victim's chance of survival has dropped very low.' In Hong Kong, portable defibrillators are usually used by ambulance and fire services ...

  9. Review of marine police role suggested

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... already in use by other maritime services. Chan Kwok-ki, medical adviser to the St John Ambulance Lecturers' Club and an expert in emergency medicine, said there was no law in Hong Kong ...

  10. Getting to the heart of the matter

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... said. 'We are able to provide support teams in areas totally inaccessible to organisations such as the usual ambulance and first-aid providers, and it is usually in remote areas that sports ...




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