A Life Saving Device, The AED

by Dennis Kim

In cities, it takes an ambulance about 8 minutes to reach its destination while rural areas average 25 minutes. When it comes to yours and public health, those moments are vital. Having an AED in both the workplace and public spaces would help save the lives of many people. If someone receives defibrillation through an AED within the first minute, the survival rate is 85%. These are excellent first aid products to have on hand and the ZOLL AED is easy to use and effective.

What is a ZOLL AED? The ZOLL Automated External Device is a small and portable device that assesses and guides you through CPR. What sets it apart is The Real CPR® technology includes hand placement locator, an accelerometer and a processing algorithm. These work together to analyze a person’s heart rhythm and advise whether shock is needed. About 75-80% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so having CPR and AED training makes all the difference.

Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere at any time. Heart disease is prominent throughout the world and doesn’t discriminate against gender or age. Having ZOLL AEDs in public and work spaces is essential for saving lives. Placing these devices in high risk and stress areas is the best place to start. According to the CDC, more efforts are needed to implement AEDs in public areas. They recommend starting with casinos, sport facilities, airports, schools and churches. AEDs should be conveniently installed so they can be used within 3-5 minutes of an incident. Installing them close to confined spaces, in fitness facilities and close to telephones are just a few options.

In 2015, approximately 357,000 people in the United States experienced a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Raising awareness and using preventative measures such as CPR and AEDs increases survival rates. There are many advocacy groups that have proposed a “culture of action” surrounding cardiac arrest. They want to dispel myths that inhibit people from helping others going through cardiac arrest in public spaces, teach the public the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack and make CPR and AED training mandatory. You can receive your CPR and First Aid Certification through Pacific First Aid and feel comfortable helping others.

There are different AED options available for every budget. They range from $1500-$3000 depending on your requirements. The ZOLL AED has a lower price point, low maintenance cost, and a shelf life of 5 years.Give yourself some peace of mind with an AED. Knowing your employees, visitors or students will be safe in the case of an emergency is always worth it. Visit our online store for AED products and more great first aid supplies.


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“Culture of Action” Source