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To Shock or Not to Shock: AED Defibrillator Technology

When a person learns for the first time that an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) cannot deliver a shock unless it’s needed… they look relieved to say the least!  And why wouldn’t they?  Our visions and thoughts about defibrillators likely feature a hospital crash cart defib with paddles on a patient’s chest that we’ve seen on TV or in a movie.  But we’re not professional rescuers or medics.

An AED Defibrillator is a small easy-to-use life-saving device designed for every day people in an emergency.  Without one close or accessible the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest is minimal.  AEDs are about $1500 and they offer amazing technology made simple for anyone to use to save another’s life.

Turn it on, listen to the voice prompts, place the pads on the bare chest, deliver a shock and do CPR compressions… that’s it.

So how is the AED Defibrillator intelligent enough to determine correctly if a shock is required?  The Automated External Defibrillator reads the victim’s ECG rhythm though the moist & sticky electrode pads. It determines if the heart is in a chaotic rhythm knows as (VF) ventricular fibrillation or V-fib.  It’s considered the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance.  Disordered electrical activity causes the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) to quiver, or fibrillate, instead of contracting (or beating) normally. This prohibits the heart from pumping blood, causing collapse and cardiac arrest.  This type of arrhythmia is a medical emergency and it is certainly threatening.

A complex algorithm helps the AED Defibrillator determine if the victim is indeed in Sudden Cardiac Arrest and then delivers a defibrillation shock.  If the victim is choking, having a seizure, fainting or other reasons for being non-responsive the device would not deliver a shock.

The team at AED One-Stop Shop and purchaseAEDs.com would kindly ask you to share with others whether you know this or just learned it.  This action could lead to human lives being saved.  If you’d like to go about equipping with AED Defibrillators at your organization, contact us at 1-855-677-2337 or Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com.

What to do if you don’t have AEDs at work

If you’re in a role of safety, operations, facilities, general management, security or HR and your organization doesn’t have AEDs it’s really an obligation to make a proposal.  AED One-Stop Shop and purchaseAEDs.com is here to help you.  That AEDs are not in your company’s policy isn’t a surprise because AEDs are only really about 20 years from launch.  To compound the issue there are misperceptions about these life-saving devices.  Some believe they aren’t safe but in reality they simply can’t deliver a shock to someone who’s not in sudden cardiac arrest.  Some believe their staff aren’t medical and thus couldn’t use a defibrillator but practically anyone could use these simple and straightforward devices.  And some are worried about exposing legal risk but inversely there’s likely more risk for those that don’t invest in AEDs as they are becoming standard of care for businesses, government, education and communities.

Here’s our recommendations:

  1. Start the chatter about AEDs with management and as part of any safety teams or committees.
  2. Share the statistics that Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number cause for workplace fatality and that 1000 die each day in the U.S.
  3. Know the misperceptions and be ready to explain that AEDs are safe, easy-to-use, affordable and about Good Samaritan Laws. Look up the laws in your State here.
  4. Use the AED Buyer’s Guide from AED One-Stop Shop to help get a recommendation as to the perfect AED type.
  5. Use our product recommendation and accompanying quotes to officially propose the project to management and for budgeting
  6. Propose a comprehensive solution featuring AEDs, readiness software and CPR/AED training not just the devices themselves

Not every organization embraces workplace safety and some are clearly more proactive than others.  By asking questions, starting dialogue and provoking thought it will help your chances.  It’s not easy be a champion but if you are passionate and your argument is well put together it really is hard for management to say no to a program that protects human life.  Engage AED One-Stop Shop to help you make the proposal and we commit to supporting you with all the tools we have.  Call us at 855-677-2337 or email us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com.

Powerheart G5 for Workplaces & Businesses

The Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 Fully Automatic AED is an easy to use device with intuitive operation and user-paced prompts that enable first-time rescuers to act quickly and confidently to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. Rest easy knowing your Powerheart AED will perform as expected during a rescue thanks to Rescue Ready technology that performs rigorous daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests. The Powerheart G5 also includes a medical-grade battery with a 4-year full operational guarantee, an 8-year warranty, and the best tools and support.
During a tense rescue, both experienced and first-time rescuers will benefit from the Powerheart G5’s RescueCoach™ user-paced instruction, intuitive pad design, and automatic shock delivery to reduce the likelihood of human error.
More than 100 patents and 20+ years of engineering excellence goes into every Powerheart G5. Our latest innovation now features customizable escalating energy, faster shock times, and dual-language capability. Light enough to travel anywhere but strong enough to pass military standards and receive an IP55 rating for protection from dust and water, the Powerheart G5 is built to withstand the rigors of your job.Take a peek under the hood to find out more.

For a quote please email Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or call 855-677-AEDS.  AED One-Stop Shop is an authorized Cardiac Science dealer with great pricing and expert support.  Visit AED One-Stop Shop or try PurchaseAEDs.com to buy online.

Buy AEDs in Texas

When searching for a Texas AED Supplier or Vendor, AED One-Stop Shop is a top choice.  Texas Cities such as Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Laredo, Brownsville and Harlingen have AED programs in place.

An Automated External Defibrillator is a life-saving device which is used to rescue lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The AED can be used by ordinary people as well as first responders and professional rescuers.  AED One-Stop Shop has provided AEDs to Texas schools, universities, corporations, and government entities.  Here are some of our offerings:  Philips AEDs, ZOLL AEDs, Powerheart AEDs, LIFEPAK AEDs, Defibtech AEDs and HeartSine AEDs.

If you’re curious about what is needed to create an AED program here is a quick summary.  An AED should be mounted and visible with a wall cabinet.  The AED should be equipped with a battery (typically lasts 4 years) and 1 or 2 adult electrode sets (typically 2 years) and a carry case and rescue kit.  It’s a good idea to form an internal response team and get them trained and certified in CPR.  A program called PlusTrac from AED One-Stop Shop helps you be in complete compliance with Texas AED laws.  Here are a few useful links:

And here’s a link to our very popular AED Buyers Guide.  For those who prefer to buy AEDs online here’s a link to purchaseAEDs.com.  You can email us at Sales@AEDOneStopSho.com or call us at 855-677-2337 or 505-800-5280.

Why Philips FRx AED?

If you’re seeking an Automated External Defibrillator with the ease-of-use that Philips is known for and a design that’s built to last, the FRx is it.  AED One-Stop Shop is a National “Preferred” Distributor and we find that customers enjoy the HeartStart versatility tremendously.

The Philips HeartStart FRx AED was built with rugged design so that it’s ready for real-world use. It was built to surpass rigorous testing requirements: withstanding jetting water, crushing loads of up to 500 pounds, and a one-meter drop onto concrete. The HeartStart FRx features CPR coaching and intuitive icon-driven operation. Calm, clear voice instructions are tailored to the responder’s actions, providing guidance during the resuscitation of an SCA victim. The infant/child key turns the HeartStart FRx into a pediatric defibrillator by adjusting the voice instructions and decreasing defibrillation therapy to treat infants and children. The same pad set works for adults, children, and infants. At just 3.5 pounds, the HeartStart FRx is light and portable, allowing for easy transport. Its size and weight make it perfect for police officers, firefighters, and trained public servants. Your HeartStart FRx goes through a 120-point test before it leaves the factory. On the job, it conducts self-tests every single day, not just weekly. It performs over 80 different tests in all. Even the pads are tested for readiness.

Philips SMART Biphasic therapy uses a unique combination of high current – to increase effectiveness, and a lower energy dose – to decrease side effects that are harmful to a fragile heart. CPR is even more vital to survival than previously realized. Rapidly delivering a shock after chest compressions is critical. The HeartStart FRx’s Quick Shock feature reduces the time between hands-off and shock delivery.

Contact us via email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or call and get a live professional at 855-677-2337 or check out more about Philips AED products here HeartStart Defibrillators.  Protecting lives with AEDs is a must for every workplace, school, church and community.

 

All About Philips FRx AED

If you’re seeking an Automated External Defibrillator with the ease-of-use that Philips is known for and a design that’s built to last, the FRx is it.  AED One-Stop Shop is a National “Preferred” Distributor and we find that customers enjoy the HeartStart versatility tremendously.

The Philips HeartStart FRx AED was built with rugged design so that it’s ready for real-world use. It was built to surpass rigorous testing requirements: withstanding jetting water, crushing loads of up to 500 pounds, and a one-meter drop onto concrete. The HeartStart FRx features CPR coaching and intuitive icon-driven operation. Calm, clear voice instructions are tailored to the responder’s actions, providing guidance during the resuscitation of an SCA victim. The infant/child key turns the HeartStart FRx into a pediatric defibrillator by adjusting the voice instructions and decreasing defibrillation therapy to treat infants and children. The same pad set works for adults, children, and infants. At just 3.5 pounds, the HeartStart FRx is light and portable, allowing for easy transport. Its size and weight make it perfect for police officers, firefighters, and trained public servants. Your HeartStart FRx goes through a 120-point test before it leaves the factory. On the job, it conducts self-tests every single day, not just weekly. It performs over 80 different tests in all. Even the pads are tested for readiness.

Philips SMART Biphasic therapy uses a unique combination of high current – to increase effectiveness, and a lower energy dose – to decrease side effects that are harmful to a fragile heart. CPR is even more vital to survival than previously realized. Rapidly delivering a shock after chest compressions is critical. The HeartStart FRx’s Quick Shock feature reduces the time between hands-off and shock delivery.

Contact us via email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or call and get a live professional at 855-677-2337 or check out more about Philips AED products here HeartStart Defibrillators.  Protecting lives with AEDs is a must for every workplace, school, church and community.

 

 

AED One-Stop Shop Will Help You Include Lifesaving AEDs as Part of Your Emergency Management Protocol

AED One-Stop Shop proudly works with a large number of emergency management agencies across the United States. Emergency management consists of planning ahead to reduce an area’s vulnerability to potential hazards and to prepare the community to cope with disasters.

It’s important to note that planning for disaster management doesn’t avert or eliminate hazardous threats. Instead, it focuses on planning to decrease the damage to a community due to a disaster. Failure to create a plan can lead to the loss of human life, damage to valuable assets, and lost revenue.

An estimated 60 percent of American businesses don’t have emergency preparedness plans. AEDs are a non-intrusive and affordable way to start the process of implementing an emergency safety plan for a safer workplace. Equipping these lifesaving devices can help to reduce the alarming estimated number of 1,000 Americans per day perishing from cardiac arrest.

Emergency managers can incorporate the right type and quantity of publically accessible AEDs that are strategically placed to yield response times of less than 3 minutes. Furthermore, ample training is available for employees so they’re skilled and confident while using an AED during a cardiac emergency.

Program management shouldn’t be overlooked as this is a comprehensive system that includes safety protocols, tracking, auditing and direction from a trained physician. AED One-Stop Shop has the answers for emergency managers.

We use a thorough consultative approach where we ensure that all of the important facets of an AED program are safely implemented. After completion of a free detailed needs analysis, we’ll recommend the most appropriate product for your specific safety needs.

We offer consumers a choice of 5 leading brands consisting of over twenty AED models. Wall cabinets, child pads, and services that accompany these lifesaving devices are also available.

We welcome you to contact our courteous and professional staff by phone at 1-855-677-2337 or via e-mail at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com to discuss AED inclusion into your emergency management protocol.

The Lifesaving Importance of Learning About CPR and AEDs.

If you’ve already purchased or done research about automated external defibrillators (AEDs), then you probably already know they’re easy to use during a cardiac emergency. Voice guided prompts ease the rescuer through the step-by-step process to save a life using the AED.

Though the operation of these medical devices is fairly straightforward, we are often asked why training is required. Our answer is that CPR/AED training and certification will ensure the proper use of an AED during a sudden cardiac emergency while in some states, training and certification are mandatory.

CPR is an emergency procedure that’s performed to preserve brain function until further measures can be made by professional medical personnel to restore the spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

Using timed chest compressions at a rate of at least 100 per minute, at least, 2-inches deep, artificial circulation can be created by manually pumping blood through the heart which will lead to blood flow to the rest of the body. The responder may exhale into the person’s mouth or nose using a device that pushes air into the lungs.

Today, an emphasis is placed on proper chest compression. A simplified CPR method that uses only chest compressions is recommended for untrained responders. Trusted organizations like The American Heart Association and The Red Cross include the use of an AED in their CPR courses.

Check your local state’s requirements to see if AED training is mandatory with CPR training. We here at AED One-Stop Shop strongly advocate the teaching and learning of lifesaving skills. Employees in the workplace are more at ease and have confidence while using the AED technology and in our experience, they’re far more likely respond to a cardiac emergency.

For more information contact us by phone at 1-855-OSS-AEDS or via e-mail at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com

Don’t Be Intimidated By Automatic External Defibrillators

You may have seen the abbreviated letters AED which stand for automated external defibrillator. The name of this lifesaving device sounds complex even though it’s remarkably easy to use. Since they’ve been invented these small and portable medical devices are now made by leading manufacturers like HeartSine, ZOLL, Philips, and LIFEPAK.

These brands have been continuously striving to improve AED widespread usability so as to not be intimidating during an emergency. Advances in technology have been made for AEDs to be accessible to the average person rather than for strictly professional medical personnel.

Manufacturers understand the seriousness of cardiac arrest which can cause sudden death. While medical professionals will need to be called, these AED devices save lives immediately. You may notice AEDs placed in locations such as these:

*Hotels and resorts

*Restaurants and retailers

*Sporting and convention venues

*Malls and major shopping centers

*Airports and airplanes

*Gyms and health clubs

*Swimming pools and aquatic centers

*Office workplaces

*Industrial workplaces

*Churches and places of worship

*Government buildings

You may wonder what makes an AED easy to use during an emergency. The clarity of voice prompts, intuitiveness, prompt for calling 9-1-1, step-by-step guidance, and other adaptable features that are available on different makes and models distinguish the level of difficulty of use of every AED.

Visual prompts complement the voice prompts. Some models include diagrams and/or images, lights, a text screen, step-by-step CPR instructions, and visual prompts for placement of the pads. To assess your organization’s AED requirements you can do the extensive research yourself or you can contact us for a free analysis.

AED One-Stop Shop is a nationally recognized leader in the provision of public access defibrillation programs. We offer consumers access to 5 leading AED brands as well as CPR/AED training and program management.

We welcome you to call us at 1-855-677-2337 or e-mail us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.comfor expert and courteous consultations.

Oil and Gas Companies Save Employees’ Lives With Publically Accessible AEDs.

Within the oil and gas industry, there’s been a noticeable increase in the emphasis on workplace safety. Throughout the manufacturing process including oil exploration, crude oil production, and natural gas distribution major companies have been wisely increasing the safety levels within their working environments with the addition of lifesaving, automatic external defibrillators.

Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for a large number of workplace fatalities, especially within the energy manufacturing industry. When an employee suffers a cardiac emergency successful resuscitation is possible when an AED is within reach of employees. When CPR is administered properly within 2 minutes of the cardiac arrest, the employee’s estimated likelihood of surviving the emergency is 80 percent.

Knowing this, it’s not surprising that energy companies are ordering AEDs in large volumes for their headquarters, in operational facilities, on rigs, and in vehicles to protect their valued employees, customers, and visitors. As AED awareness increases, varying price points are available to consumers for these medical devices and their accompanying batteries and pads that start at approximately $1,500.

AED One-Stop Shop is a national multi-brand automatic external defibrillator provider with a consultative mindset. Our expertise within this life preserving industry helps us to pair companies in need of an AED with the right brand and model. Our experts are solely focused on the customer’s needs. Since we utilize a drop shipping business model, our suggestions aren’t biased because we don’t store inventory that might influence your product choice.

Tell us about your company’s needs with the assurance that we’ll certainly help you sort through the available options that are suitable for your corporate safety needs. We’ll be your ideal partner where you can begin and end your AED search at AED One-Stop Shop. Talk to us by phoning 1-855-667-AEDS or e-mail us at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com.