Mr. Neil A. Hansen, ExxonMobil’s Lead Country Manager for Thailand, opened the basic life support training session and introduced the use of AEDs in ExxonMobil facilities. The event was organized in cooperation with the National Institute for Emergency Medicine and the Thai Resuscitation Council of the Heart Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King.
According to information provided by the Thai Resuscitation Council of the Heart Association of Thailand, the majority of sudden cardiac arrest incidents begin with an initial abnormal cardiac rhythm. This rhythm is potentially reversible if treated quickly with a controlled dose of electric shock by an AED. The Thai Resuscitation Council also confirmed that the use of an AED has a positive impact on the probability of survival when used together with basic life-saving techniques including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The company will install a total of 40 AEDs in the offices of ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand which includes three offices in Bangkok, the Esso refinery complex in Sriracha, the gas production facility at Khon Kaen, and all Esso terminals. According to information provided by the National Institute for Emergency Medicine, AEDs are not yet widely used in Thailand and ExxonMobil is one of the first companies in Thailand to install the equipment at all of its facilities. ExxonMobil will host a series of additional training sessions for its employees as well as conduct ongoing monitoring and maintenance of each AED.
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