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The Life-Saving Devices AEDs to be installed in subway stations
Published on: 2020-10-28
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An AED is seen at a subway stationAn AED is seen at a subway station

Beijing started to install automatic external defibrillator (AED) devices in the city's subway stations on Tuesday. By the end of 2020, AED equipment will be available in all 104 subway stations on 7 metro lines in Beijing.

Beijing first aid center provides first aid training for over 400 front line workers from public security fire fighting and public transport sectorsBeijing first aid center provides first aid training for over 400 front-line workers from public security, fire-fighting, and public transport sectors

According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport and the Beijing Municipal Health Commission, the AED installation project will be conducted in three stages. The whole project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, and by that time AED equipment will be available at all subway stations in Beijing, and more than 80 percent of front-line subway personnel will be trained to get a Certificate for Red Cross First Aid so as to use AEDs in the right way.

A first aid station is seen in Beijing West Railway StationA first-aid station is seen in Beijing West Railway Station

The second stage will be completed by the end of 2021, covering 229 subway stations on 10 metro lines, improving the AED coverage rate in metro stations to 84 percent. The third stage will involve 65 subway stations on 5 metro lines, reaching 100 percent AED coverage in Beijing's subway stations. The first stage will include Lines No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 13, Daxing Line, Daxing Airport Line, and Yanfang Line.

AEDs can automatically recognize abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shock defibrillation. In a life-threatening cardiac arrest event in a public place, the correct use of an AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the "golden four minutes" for life saving can greatly improve the effect of pre-hospital first aid and achieve the purpose of saving lives and reducing injuries.

北京地铁车站今起配置“救命神器”

今天起,北京市启动轨道交通车站配置自动体外除颤仪(简称AED)工作。一号线、4号线均已完成AED配 置。1号线AED设备位于站厅层靠近B出口附近,设备放置在一个橘黄色竖柜内。4号线AED设备位于站台层,除了醒目的AED标识,还在灰色柜子外标明了“自动体外除颤仪”。

AED是一种能够自动识别异常心律并给予电击除颤的急救设备,抢救心跳骤停患者的成功率远高于徒手心肺复苏。其最大特点是使用者无需具备专业背景,在接受一定时间的培训后,操作者即可使用该“救命神器”。如果在公共场所发生心脏骤停危及生命事件时,在救命的“黄金四分钟”内,正确使用AED和实施心肺复苏,能极大地提高院前急救效果,达到挽救生命、减轻伤害的目的。

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