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They save lives, but most are failing in France: alert on defibrillators

According to the maintenance audit of the Matecir Defibril company, to which franceinfo had access, almost a third of the 500,000 fibrillators installed in the company are currently in use. s across the country would be… out of service.

Present in train stations, administrative buildings and even schools, cardiac defibrillators are installed in many public places in France and have a heavy duty. ;aims to help andamp; save lives. They still need to work…hellip; According to projections from the company Matecir Defibril, which inspected the no less than 6,021,000 automated external fibrillators (AEDs) between 2021 and 2023, almost a third of the approximately 500 ;000 put à available to the French are simply out of service, revealed franceinfo, on Wednesday May 29, after having had access to ; the maintenance audit. 

A figure that sends shivers down your spine and which could be explained in part by the fact that the establishments which receive the public and are in the ;obligation to have one & This provision would often be unaware that they must, after having acquired it, regularly ensure that they are their proper functioning. Among other things, the batteries in the battery need to be changed from time to time, as do the electrodes. 

As part of the fight against sudden death, public authorities have mobilized since 2007 to deploy a large number of defibrillators on the territory. But today, in the face of such an observation, some are sounding the alarm. The ARLoD association, which identifies and locates defibrillators, is calling in particular for the creation of a law that would require operators to comply with their regulations. ensure that AEDs are working, as they already are. the case for fire extinguishers. Every year, between 40,000 and 50,000 people die suddenly in France, according to the ministry of Health.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116