Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) celebrated World Health Day with the launch of eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at prime locations throughout the airport. The AED machine is not only an important but essential rescue device.
AED machines are located on the first floor of the Domestic and International Security (SHA) waiting areas; to the check-in area adjacent to the Hot Crust, a food and beverage outlet, to the ground floor and first floor of international arrival and to the administration block on the ground floor. They have also been installed in aircraft rescue and firefighting offices and in apron control offices.
AED machines that have been installed come with an easy to understand instruction manual. The AED is fully automatic once the shock patches are placed on the patient’s chest. Training programs dedicated to the correct use of the AED machine for all stakeholders will also be launched soon.
The 24 X 7 medical investigation room on the ground floor is also available to provide further assistance once a person facing cardiac arrest has been stabilized through the use of these AEDs. It is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use medical device capable of analyzing the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, delivering an electric shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart restore an effective rhythm.
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