On Thursday evening, Shaikh civilian helpers were unable to revive the woman using a public AED. The device’s battery was dead. Omrop Brabant report. The woman who was scheduled to be resuscitated died. However, it is unclear if she would have survived if the AED had been activated.
Jan Albers, who has been managing the AEDs at Shaikh and Leek for years, was appalled and thought the AED batteries had been stolen. He said such a battery would be worth 250 euros. “But why would you steal something like that? The people behind this are literally playing with their lives,” he told the station.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that is suspended in public places and used during resuscitation efforts. For example, if cardiac arrest occurs, an electric shock can be used to restore the heart rhythm.
As HartslagNu reported, the first 6 minutes after cardiac arrest are usually critical. People who are resuscitated within minutes and can use an AED afterwards have the best chances of survival, according to the platform’s site.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/06/10/aed-battery-disappears-woman-needed-resuscitation-dies Woman dies after needing resuscitation after AED battery runs out