It has been reported that the risk of sudden cardiac arrest may be increased by 2.8 times in competitive athletes compared with non-athletes (World Rugby, 2023). Around 2300 people have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in Rugby (BHF, 2023) whose triggers tend to take place during training or matches. Cardiac screening is highly recommended for players between the ages of 14 and 35 who regularly participate in Rugby competitions or tournaments
Cardiac arrest can take place during any intense physical activity, with the main assessment indicator of a sudden cardiac arrest being without a pulse, not breathing or being unresponsive (NIH, 2023). Ensuring a defibrillator is present at every sporting event is vital to doubling the chances of survival (BHF, 2023) with the current rates being less than one in ten.
Here at Defib Sales & Training Ltd we can ensure the whole team is ready to respond in any situation. We not only equip the team with a defibrillator but also provide team training in how to use a defibrillator as well as CPR and basic life support. The training can be provided at a location convenient to your team and no prior experience is needed. If you’d like more information about the training, you can find it here. All the defibrillators we offer adhere to the British safety standards and regulations, a full list of the current defibrillators can be found here.
Being qualified for any emergency whether it be on a normal day or whilst competing on a pitch you can be rest assured that you and your team will be skilled in saving a life. Why wait?
Defib Sales and Training Ltd – We are the heart of Rugby, passionate about keeping hearts in the game.