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AED's - The Device thatís Saving Lives
It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people in the United States experience cardiac arrest each year. In fact, it is said that more men and women die from cardiovascular disease in the United States than any other illness. If you suspect that someone is experiencing cardiac arrest, it is critical that they are treated immediately. Cardiac arrest can claim the life of its victim in nearly 10 minutes, which may not give paramedics enough time to arrive. Fortunately, advancements in technology are increasing the odds of reviving people who are suffering from cardiac arrest. Through the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) ordinary people can help save lives.
Did you know that defibrillators can actually reestablish a normal rhythm...in turn, bringing back a normal heart beat? When a person goes into cardiac arrest, the heart no longer functions appropriately, causing starvation of oxygen. Without oxygen, vital organs begin to fail. A defibrillator can get the heart working properly again, restoring oxygen flow. Surprisingly enough, defibrillators first appeared as early as the 1890s; although itís taken many more years to refine them. Today almost anyone can buy an AED, a defibrillator that is not much bigger than an IPAD. These innovative devices analyze the heartís rhythm for abnormalities and direct the user to deliver an electric shock to the heart if necessary.
What makes an AED truly amazing is its ease of use and dual function. AEDs use voice prompts to instruct the rescuer. Once the device is turned on, electrodes are to be placed on the victimís chest. At this time, the AED will begin monitoring the victimís heartbeat. If an abnormality is detected, the AED will prompt the rescuer to stand clear of the victim and press the shock button. The victimís best chance for survival is within the first three minutes of collapsing. After the initial shock, the victimís survival rate will begin to drop dramatically. If there is no pulse after the first shock, it is important to administer CPR and reanalyze the heart rhythm until an EMT or Paramedic arrives.
Many public places and businesses have AED's readily available at their facilities. People high at risk for heart problems are also urged to buy an AED for use at home. When the critical time comes, combined with first aid training, AED's can prevent the untimely death of a co-worker, student or loved one. If youíre considering purchasing an AED for your home, business or another location, youíll want to be sure that youíre buying a quality device that will be ready at the time of rescue. Keep in mind that you will need an AED permit which is available through our AED store for free. One highly rated AED is the Philips HeartStart Onsite (just one of several Philips AEDs). It is also recommended that you purchase an extra AED electrode cartridge for adults or even a pediatric (child pads) as well.
A Philips AED is just one of the many trusted brands available to you. We also carry Medtronic Physio Control Lifepak CR plus, Medtronic Physio Control Lifepak 1000, Heartsine Samaritan Pad, Cardiac Science Powerheart G3, Defibtech Lifeline, Zoll AED Plus and all AED Trainers and Oxygen (02) units. Discounts are available when purchasing more than one AED. Our AED store also includes Pads, Batteries, Cases, AED Response Kits, AED Inspection Tags, and AED window / door stickers.
First-aid and AED training can be invaluable. For over 13 years we have been teaching American Heart Association (AHA) and Red Cross certification classes. We are licensed and insured and have offices in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale and ship across the U.S. In addition to being a CPR company, we are an AED distribution center. We have a great knowledge of how AEDs are used and why they are so important. Some of our most satisfied clients include retail stores, churches, dental offices and universities.
If you reside in Miami, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs or Fort Lauderdale, Florida, youíll be pleased to learn that AED and CPR training is available. We also ship aeds all over the United States. While using an AED machine is relatively simple, an AED training course will enforce appropriate responses to life threatening situations and provide information that will increase the chances of successful rescue. In addition we offer many other courses including CPR, AED, first aid, BLS, PALS, ACLS, oxygen and bloodborne pathogens. Each course will provide you with a 2 year certification in that particular subject. The CPR Combo Class allows you to obtain a certificate for CPR, AED and first aid covering adult, child and infant all on the very same day.
If youíre interested in purchasing an AED or Learning more about CPR, please visit our CPR Schedule or AED store or contact us to learn more.
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