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Facta builds the solution to accessibility AEDs

Heart failure is a major cause of death of humans. Death is preventable in many cases if people can quickly provide assistance.

Heart failure is a major cause of death of humans. Death is preventable in many cases if people can quickly provide assistance. Therefore Hartveilig Wonen (HVW) is committed to the improvement of the chain of acute care in the living and working environment of people. 

In case of an acute circulatory arrest – a standstill in the blood circulation, which is popularly known as a cardiac arrest – every minute counts. Of these, the first six minutes are crucial. Significant time elapses until professional first-aid workers arrive. HVW offers that very important help in the first minutes. 

Through the use of well-trained volunteers and availability of sufficient AEDs in public places, assistance with a cardiac arrest almost always is available around the corner. By committing itself to this, Hartveilig Wonen increases the (self-)sufficiency of citizens and contributes to the social cohesion. Thus the association does not leave care only to professional emergency services, but it stimulates citizens to take care of people in need in their immediate surroundings, whether acquaintances or not. 

The fundamental idea of Hartveilig Wonen is that AEDs should in case of emergency be quickly and easily accessible to volunteers , while the opposite accounts for unauthorized and malicious parties. Moreover, the life-saving device should be well protected against harmful external influences.

Facta builds the solution
To make an AED accessible, it should not be placed in closed buildings. However, outside the device is vulnerable to frost, rain, dust, vandals, thieves and other bad influences. Commissioned by Medizon, Facta builds a solid, lockable cabinet, which is easy to open for those who really need access. This makes the AED in case of emergency, 24/7 and 7 days per week available. The outer box can be opened remotely by the base station or can be unlocked through a PIN. How does Hartveilig Wonen work exactly? On the website www.hartveiligwonen.nl plenty of information can be found. There you can get information about this particular form of assistance. 

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