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Mangaluru airport installs eight automated external defibrillators

The automated external defibrillators installed at Mangaluru Internatinal Airport.

The automated external defibrillators installed at Mangaluru Internatinal Airport. | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Mangaluru International Airport has installed eight automated external defibrillators (AED) at vantage locations across the airport.

The AED machines are located on the first floor of both domestic and international security hold areas (SHA); at the check-in area adjacent to the Hot Crust, a food and beverage outlet, on the ground and first floors of the international arrival and at the administrative block on the lower ground floor. They have also been installed at the aircraft rescue and firefighting and at the apron control offices, an airport release said.

The AED machines come with an easy-to-understand instruction manual. On opening the AED cabinet, a notification is set off to alert medical emergency. The AED is totally automatic once the shock patches are placed on the patient’s chest.

Dedicated training programmes on the correct usage of the AED machine for all stakeholders will also be taken up shortly, it said.

The round-the-clock medical investigation room on the ground floor is also on hand to provide further assistance once a person, facing a cardiac arrest, has been stabilised with the use of these AEDs. These are a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device which can analyse the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm, the release added.


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