Introduction to ShockLink
ShockLink allows you to connect live defibrillators to training manikins, creating more realistic BLS and defibrillation training.
Connect ShockLink to training pads and a standard defibrillator to begin training. The shock energy from a defibrillator is defused in the ShockLink cable.
This solution means that you can train on most manikins, removing the need for specialised defibrillator training manikins with chest-studs or a load box to absorb the shock.
ShockLink connects most commonly used defibrillators to the majority of current CPR manikins or simulators, providing a comprehensive solution for realistic and standardised training.
During a scenario, different teams can easily train together as you can swap between different defibrillators efficiently.
With ShockLink, you no longer need to purchase a specific training model for your AED or a new CPR manikin, which reduces the cost of implementing live defibrillation training.
Train with realistic defibrillator training pads (not studs) with all the key learning objectives from CPR-D training. The ShockLink remote control, or a SimPad SkillReporter, can be used to prompt changes to simulated heart rhythm scenarios.
The rhythms included with ShockLink include:
Training and heart rhythms controlled using one of the following:
Early defibrillation, within the first 5 minutes, is a key step in the Chain of Survival. With easier and more efficient training solutions more laypeople could be equipped to function as first responders in the community.
Research in Sweden has shown that improved outcomes in out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates was due to an improvement in training in all steps of the Chain of Survival (European Heart Journal, September 2014). ShockLink could help facilitate this.