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The Elevation of TTIA’s Emergency Response Capability: Life of a Taiwanese Passenger Saved by AED


At 9:10 a.m. 13 August, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installed in TTIA saved a passenger’s life at a critical time.

A 42-year-old Taiwanese passenger, with no heartbeat, no consciousness and a darkened face, was found in T2 concourse by an Everrich employee, who instantly used the AED installed in TTIA to practice CPR on him until the arrival of the informed medical center staff that continued further steps of the first aid. Due to the proper treatment of the Everrich employee, the patient demonstrated signs of life afterwards. This incident fully demonstrated the airport’s emergency response capabilities.

The 52 AEDs installed in TTIA are donated jointly by 10 corporations, including Everrich, Tasa Meng, Liang-Fu security, Landseed Hospital, SECOM, Philips Taiwan, ISH, TransAsia Airways, Yong Jun Industries, Hsin Tung Yang, and all TIAC employees. The AED, designed for first aid and equipped with smart icons, voice instructions and CPR training features, can judge whether the patient is strong enough to receive electric shock, and is easy to use even for non-medical persons.

TIAC cooperated with Taoyuan County Government to hold several first aid courses, and until June 2013, 3,962 persons have received this training which, via actual operation, strengthened their skills in using AED at critical moments. The rescue of Taiwanese passenger this time fully proved the effectiveness of AEDs installed in TTIA.