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The Basics of Why You Need Public Defibrillators (AEDs)

We all know that cardiovascular disease is on the rise but as a whole most people don’t live in fear about a heart attack.  But we should become very aware about sudden cardiac arrest.  Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two very different conditions.  Think of a heart attack as a plumbing problem, it strikes those you might anticipate with risk factors such as age, obesity, cholesterol and family medical history.  Heart attack victims remain conscious and they are treated in the Hospital with stents, balloons and bypass surgery.  Think of cardiac arrest as an electrical problem, the heart misfires and the victim becomes unconscious followed by death minutes later.  Cardiac arrest does not discriminate, it takes both women and men and practically any age to include kids.  Cardiac arrest sadly takes about 1,000 lives per day in the U.S. which represents more than any cancer type or any other cause of death.

Now the good news… an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a small, compact life-saving device which could reverse death and revive a cardiac arrest victim.  You’ve seen these emergency in airports, government buildings, sporting venues and really anywhere that people gather.  What you may not have realized when you’ve seen defibrillators in cabinets is that they are actually designed for ordinary people rather than medical professionals.  Here’s how to use one:

  1. Instruct someone to call 911 and to get the AED or defibrillator
  2. Begin CPR compressions hard and fast in the middle of the chest (breaths are optional now)
  3. Power on the AED and follow the voice and visual prompts
  4. You’ll open electrode pads and place them on the upper right and lower left chest
  5. The AED will analyze the victim’s heart rhythm and tell you how to proceed
  6. If a shock is advised, you might be prompted to push the shock button or the shock might commence automatically
  7. Resume or begin CPR compressions at a rate of 100 more compressions per minute or to the “Staying Alive” beat
  8. Continue follow directions until medics arrive and be prepared that sometimes the victim might require more shocks and CPR

Not everyone is meant to be a first responder but with AEDs really anyone can save a life.  They are safe, simple and the technology keeps getting better and better to make them even more user-friendly.

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Selecting AEDs for Businesses, Workplaces and Corporations

As a business leader there are so many things to be mindful of when it comes to employee retention, morale, wellness, and to generally create a safe and productive work environment.  Safety and security are certainly areas of high importance for any business large or small.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest remains the top cause of death in the Nation with 1,000 lives taken each day, many of which are in the workplace.  Unlike a heart attack or MI (Myocardial Infarction) in which the victim may very well survive with appropriate treatment, Cardiac Arrest is an electrical misfire of the heart which leads to near certain death.  SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) takes the lives of men, women, young, elderly and even youth.  It is a most unpredictable killer.

The good news is that cardiac arrest death can be averted with the use of CPR and availability of small, easy-to-use life-saving devices called Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs.  CPR classes promote the skills to perform effective chest compressions which help distribute blood to organs while the heart is in a chaotic rhythm, while the AED delivers the crucial defibrillation shock to the victim.  AEDs are more affordable than you might think, typically in the $1500 range, a small price to potentially save a human life.  The public defibrillators are remarkably straightforward to use with voice prompts and visual prompts to guide the responder through the rescue.

The primary AED types for workplaces include LIFEPAK, HeartSine, Cardiac Science, Philips, Defibtech and ZOLL.  How should a Company determine which type fits their needs and budget?  It’s important to note that the AED types vary greatly in their look, color, design, functionality, and featured technology.

Enter, AED One-Stop Shop, the “one-of-a-kind” National AED Distributor with a very consultative approach.  We intelligently and thoughtfully pair our Corporate clients with the ideal life-saving devices, accompanying CPR/AED training & certification, and AED Program Management for compliance with State Good Samaritan Laws and general readiness.  We base our product recommendations on customer needs using a carefully designed AED Buyer’s Guide which gauges the customers views on 12 or more key criteria.  Following the consultation and AED Program recommendations are often surprised by our affordable and competitive pricing, especially considering the level support they receive.

If your Company is in the category of not having AEDs this must be remedied before lives are lost.  Also Companies under-deployed with few devices or perhaps one at headquarters should revisit their program for multiple reasons including legal risks.  If your Company does periodic CPR training but lacks the Automated External Defibrillators this further investment in safety should not be postponed.  And lastly those Corporations with AED devices widely available but no training run the risk of employees being hesitant to respond because of fears about the AED’s safety.

AED One-Stop Shop would be delighted to assist your business to create a “heart safe environment” and protect your most valuable assets… your people.  Call 855-677-2337 or email us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or why not complete our short 12 question online version of the AED Buyer’s Guide?  Speaking of online, if you’d like to see pricing and even buy AEDs online, try our partner website PurchaseAEDs.com. We look forward to improving life-safety and leading to lives being saved.