Mangaluru Airport installs eight automated external defibrillators

Mangaluru International Airport has installed eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at advantageous locations throughout the airport.

AED machines are located on the first floor of the Domestic and International Security (SHA) waiting areas; to the check-in area adjacent to the Hot Crust, a food and beverage outlet, to the ground floor and first floor of international arrival and to the administration block on the ground floor. They have also been installed in aircraft rescue and firefighting offices and in tarmac control offices, according to an airport statement.

AED machines come with an easy to understand instruction manual. When the AED cabinet is opened, a notification is triggered to alert the medical emergency. The AED is fully automatic once the shock patches are placed on the patient’s chest.

Training programs dedicated to the correct use of the AED machine for all stakeholders will also be implemented soon, he said.

The 24-hour downstairs medical investigation room is also available to provide further assistance once a person experiencing cardiac arrest has been stabilized through the use of these AEDs. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electric shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart return to an effective rhythm, the statement added.

Shirlene J. Manley