CPR & AEDs
CPR & AEDS SAVE LIVES
There are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States; about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work. Waiting for the arrival of EMS personnel results in only 5-7% survival. Studies with immediate defibrillation have shown up to 60% survival one year after sudden cardiac arrest.
With recent advances in technology, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are now widely available, safe, effective, portable, and easy to use. They provide the critical and necessary treatment for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) caused by ventricular fibrillation, the uncoordinated beating of the heart leading to collapse and death. Using AEDs as soon as possible after sudden cardiac arrest, within 3-4 minutes, can lead to a 60% survival rate. CPR is of value because it supports the circulation and ventilation of the victim until an electric shock delivered by an AED can restore the fibrillating heart to normal.
All worksites are potential candidates for AED programs because of the possibility of SCA and the need for timely defibrillation. First Aid & Safety of Texas can help you assess your requirements for an AED program as part of your first-aid response.
First Aid & Safety of Texas can also provide a turn-key AED program, including physician oversight; compliance with local, state and federal regulations; coordination with local EMS; a quality assurance program; and periodic CPR/AED training for your employees. Your employees can easily be trained to:
- Recognize sudden cardiac arrest and notify EMS personnel,
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
- Provide early defibrillation with an AED, and
- Care for the victim until EMS personnel arrive.
First Aid & Safety of Texas is immediately available to consult with you regarding the purchase and implementation of an AED program. We also offer on-site service for your first aid kits.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your AED and first aid program. Please contact us at any time if we may be of assistance.
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