Wondering if an AED is appropriate in the Workplace?
Ask anyone, and they know someone who experienced an attack ……. We are talking about the nation’s leading killer; killing more people than strokes, AIDS and breast cancer in the US annually.
• Each year, more than 350,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital.
• SCA affects people of all ages and with many types of heart problems, but occurs most commonly in adults with coronary artery disease, and so it will only become more common as America ages.
• On average in the U.S., just 6.4% of SCA victims survive. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED) more than double a victim’s chance of survival. In fact, early defibrillation with CPR is the only way to restore the SCA victim’s heart rhythm to normal. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, the chances of survival decrease by 7–10%.
• Can't we just call 911? Average response time for EMS is 7 minutes, by then damage has been done.
However, there are not enough AEDs and persons trained in using AEDs and performing CPR to provide
this life-saving treatment, resulting in lost opportunities to save more lives. Communities with comprehensive AED programs that include training of anticipated rescuers in both CPR and AED use have achieved survival rates of 65 percent or higher. Making AEDs more available to lay responders trained in their use saves more lives.
ZEE Medical (Reading) is offering a significant price reduction in AED purchase through March 31, 2013. We offer a free wall –mounted alarmed cabinet with each unit purchased ($300 value). We take trade-ins on older models, all to upgrade to the latest in technology and performance, the ZOLL Plus automated AED. Schedule your personnel training at the same time, and receive additional savings.
To learn more, contact Dale Rothenberger at (484) 239-6925 or email@example.com
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