Starting an AED Program

Starting an AED Program can be confusing and daunting. Where to begin? What do I need to know? Are there any laws I need to worry about? We’ve taken the time to provide as much assistance as you may need. We’re here to help you!

Congratulations on taking the important, potentially life-saving, step of adding an AED to your business or home!

Whether you are considering purchasing an AED because it is required by law or simply because you recognize the importance, take a few moments to think about where it will be and who may use it.

“What would you say if a campground owner came to you and told you they were considering purchasing an AED?”

A Review of Public Access Defibrillation and the 13 Essential Elements to an Optimum PAD Program The term sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) refers to an electrical malfunction within the cardiac system, causing the heart to stop beating. When SCA occurs, the heart experiences ventricular fibrillation (V-fib/VF) or ventricular tachycardia (V-tach/VT) and the rendering the victim unconscious. The lack of oxygenated blood to the brain causes brain tissue damage and eventually death. Emergency medical services (EMS) respond to approximately 300,000 out-of-hospital SCA each year. On average, less than 8% of those who experience SCA survive the trip to the hospital. The number …