With Spring in full bloom the golfers have started to head out to the courses to break personal records, for friendly competition with friends or maybe even a hole-in-one!
If you are a frequent golfer it is important to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of heart attacks. It is not uncommon for cardiac arrest to occur on the golf course as the attacks themselves sneak upon you suddenly. Heart attacks can also happen at any age. For more information on warning signs and symptoms check out our blog on The Difference in Heart Attacks for Men and Women. Be sure to familiarize yourself, those closest to you and of course, your golfing buddies.
It is too often news stories frequent the television and the Internet regarding heart attacks on golf course, but in some cases these stories have happy endings. Automated External Defibrillators can mean the difference between life and death to someone faced with a heart attack. Golf courses carrying AEDs have saved individuals from death even just days after being installed. Be sure to familiarize yourself with where the AED is located on the course before tee-off.
If your golf course doesn’t own a defibrillator it is highly recommended you bring it to the attention of the owner or staff. Life is precious and it is important for community-frequented locations to have adequate safety supplies. The First Aid Canada Team highly recommends golf courses look into getting a Philips HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator, as these AEDs are the easiest to use on the market. With both visual and audio cues someone with no first aid training experience would be able to potentially save a life. To learn more about the benefits and features of the Philips HeartStart Onsite Defibrillator please click here.
For any further questions please feel free to contact the First Aid Canada Team anytime between 9:00-5:00 EST at 1-855-322-4253.