The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has taken a major step towards preserving lives by installing Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in the mosques of Riyadh region.
The first device was installed in the Mamur Mosque in Qurtubah district in Riyadh, as part of several initiatives launched by the authority.
The SRCA initiative aims to provide AED devices in public areas to activate the role of first responders, and scientific studies have proven that the most important factors affecting the return of the pulse in cases of cardiac arrest and breathing are Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of AED devices within a rapid response time.
The installation of AED devices in public areas, particularly in mosques, is a significant step towards achieving better emergency response times and ultimately saving lives.
The SRCA has also organised specialised courses to train people on the basic skills of CPR and the use of AED.
In addition to mosques, the SRCA has already placed a number of AED devices in the Two Holy Mosques, Holy Sites, and various schools.
The placement of AED devices in these locations is part of the SRCA’s ongoing efforts to improve emergency response times and provide better emergency medical care to the public.
AED devices are portable electronic devices that can diagnose and treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
The devices work by delivering a shock to the heart, which can help restore normal heart rhythm.
AEDs are easy to use and can be operated by anyone, making them an important tool for first responders and laypeople alike.
The importance of AED devices in emergency medical care cannot be overstated. Studies have shown that the use of AED devices within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest can significantly improve the chances of survival.
In fact, the American Heart Association estimates that the use of AED devices can increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims by up to 60%.
The installation of AED devices in mosques is a particularly important step towards improving emergency medical care in Saudi Arabia.
Mosques are often crowded places, and the risk of cardiac arrest is higher in such settings.
By installing AED devices in mosques, the SRCA is ensuring that emergency medical care is readily available in the event of a cardiac emergency.
In addition to installing AED devices, the SRCA is also training people in the basic skills of CPR.
CPR is a lifesaving technique that involves chest compressions and rescue breaths.
It is used to keep the blood flowing and the air circulating in a person’s body when their heart and lungs have stopped working.
CPR is an important skill that can be used to buy time until professional medical help arrives.
The SRCA’s initiative to install AED devices and provide training in CPR is a significant step towards improving emergency medical care in Saudi Arabia.
The initiative is part of the SRCA’s broader mission to provide better emergency medical care to the public.
By providing AED devices in public areas and training people in CPR, the SRCA is empowering the public to become first responders and take action in emergency situations.