The Importance of Community Access to Automated External Defibrillators.

Philips HeartStart AED

Approximately 1,000 Americans lose their lives every day to sudden and tragic cardiac arrest. This is one of the nation’s leading causes of death. This serious cardiac event affects men, women and children. Fortunately, many communities have invested in public access to automated external defibrillators as public knowledge about cardiac arrest increases.

Responsible individuals including emergency managers, risk managers, human resources staff and safety officers are increasingly investing in easy-to-use and publically accessible AEDS. During the fifteen years that these devices have been available, steady technological advances have made them easier to use and to afford with the average cost of a device priced at approximately $1500.

Misconceptions about AEDs still exist concerning who may use them, their safety level and their cost. As public service buildings increase public accessibility to AEDs in cities, villages, townships, counties and within the state government, employees and visitors have an increased chance of survival should sudden cardiac arrest occur.

AEDs are commonly located in parks and recreation departments, city halls, courthouses, pools, libraries, schools, and electric utilities. Emergency vehicle personnel from police and fire departments have AEDs on hand to quickly save lives.

AED One-Stop Shop specializes in these lifesaving devices for public availability. We help with consultations and with creating well-designed public access to defibrillation programs. Our experts in the field help our thoughtful customers determine the best AED make and model for their needs, develop a training plan for a CPR/AED certification and provide maintenance solutions to ensure the units are ready for immediate use when needed in case of a cardiac emergency.

We applaud all of the communities who are actively implementing AEDs as part of their safety initiative programs to help ensure that lives aren’t needlessly lost publically.

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