What is an AED?
The term “AED” stands for Automated External Defibrillator. These portable electronic devices help treat those who are experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, which is an electrical problem caused by the heart’s inability to beat correctly and pump blood to vital organs, leading to immediate oxygen deprivation and unconsciousness. This event can even occur in those who practice a healthy lifestyle. AEDs are meant to help revitalize the heart’s rhythm in cardiac arrest victims.
Why does my business need an AED?
With sudden cardiac arrests claiming more than 350,000 lives each year in the United States, having an AED on-hand in your business/organization is vital. Ambulances can take up to 15 minutes to arrive at the scene, but after just nine minutes, a victim likely experiences brain damage so severe, it usually cannot be reversed. That’s why being able respond quickly until medical professionals arrive is so important, and can make a significant difference in patient outcomes.
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