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