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Defibrillators in trains

We take care of safety of us all, so we are glad to inform you that until now you can find automated external defibrillators (AED) in all trains. Call a guard or press the SOS button that may be found near a train door, if needed. We would like to provide all necessary information in order any passenger to be able to use it, if necessary.

Who needs it?

The automated external defibrillator is a device that analyses person’s heart rhythm and sends an electric impulse to restore a normal heartbeat, if necessary. This device gives voice instructions for recovery sequence. You just have to listen and follow its commands.

The survival rate has increased up to 75 % in countries, which had reached defibrillation to be carried out within the first 3 minutes after clinical death.

When to use an automated external defibrillator?

The automated external defibrillator is to be used if a person is unconscious and not breathing.

Is it possible to hurt someone with an automated external defibrillator?

The automated external defibrillator analyses heart rhythm of a patient and automatically sends defibrillation impulse only if needed. 

How to use an automated external defibrillator?

Immediately after the automated external defibrillator arrives:

  1. Place the device on hard surface, open the cover. After that the device will turn on automatically.
  2. Follow AED voice instructions (all the instructions are given in Lithuanian).
  3. Stick electrodes of the patient’s chest as shown on the electrode package and the electrodes.
  4. After sticking the electrodes the AED will automatically carry out the ECG test. During this stage the device will ask to stay away from a patient and not to touch him/her in order to ensure proper ECG interpretation.  
  5. If during the ECG test the device determines that defibrillation is necessary, the AED informs that the shock will be given and warns not to touch the patient. The impulse is sent automatically without any interference of a user (you don’t need to press any additional buttons). 
  6. After the impulse the device informs that it is safe to touch the patient and instructs to continue the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The CPR is to be continued until arrival of an ambulance or further instructions of the device.

Warning!

Do not remove the defibrillator electrodes after you stick it and do not turn off the defibrillator even if resuscitation succeeds. Only ambulance specialists are allowed to remove the electrodes and turn off the defibrillator.