Early defibrillation on workplaces

Every year, about 60.000 people in Italy die for heart failure, mostly as a consequence of ventricular fibrillation. To avoid such events, a quick intervention (no more than five minutes later) is necessary, by means of a semi-automatic defibrillator (DAE). This Factsheet aims to sensitize enterprises on the importance of:

  • making a semi-automatic defibrillator available on the workplace;
  • training personnel in charge for first aid on the use of that device.

In that manner, it is easily possible to rescue workers suffering from ventricular fibrillation caused, for instance, by electrocution.



La defibrillazione precoce nei luoghi di lavoro (italian version)

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Barbara Manfredi, Elisabetta Badellino, Francesca R. Mignacca
INAIL, Istituto Nazionale per l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro, Direzione Centrale Prevenzione
Piazzale Giulio Pastore 6
00144 Roma
Tel: (+39) 065 487 2055
Mail: b.manfredi@inail.it, e.badellino@inail.it, f.mignacca@inail.it

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