CPR / AED - Automated External
In the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the victim requires an electric shock from a
the heart. It is the only known thing that will save their
Using an AED & starting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest
improves the victim’s chances of survival by 90 percent. For each minute that passes, chances of survival decrease
approximately 10 percent.
The average national response
time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes in an urban area. If 9-1-1 rescuers arrive at the location in 5
minutes, by the time they get their equipment, get in your building, get to the victim, and analyze the situation
it will be several more minutes before the first Life Saving Shock is
If chances of survival go
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart
Most sudden cardiac arrests are due to abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias. The most
common arrhythmia is ventricular fibrillation (VF), in which the heart’s electrical impulses suddenly become
chaotic and ineffective. Blood flow to the brain abruptly stops; the victim then collapses and quickly loses
consciousness. Death usually follows unless a normal heart rhythm is restored within minutes.
heart attack is different from sudden cardiac arrest although sometimes a heart attack can
trigger SCA. A heart attack occurs when one of the heart’s major blood vessels becomes blocked, shutting off blood
flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. Without oxygen the heart muscle starts to die, producing pain and other
symptoms. A heart attack may lead to a cardiac arrest.
In simple terms, a heart attack is a “plumbing” problem caused when a vessel becomes clogged.
Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. Unlike a sudden cardiac arrest
victim, a heart attack victim is often awake and can talk despite having chest pain or pressure. The most common
symptom of a heart attack is severe pain or pressure in the center of the chest.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
It happens quickly and without warning. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can affect
anyone including healthy adults and even teenagers. Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not
discriminate, it affects men and women, old and young, athletic or not, it doesn't care about your race or
religion. It cannot be prevented. There is no vaccine. Most do not survive.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is responsible for approximately 350,000 deaths
annually. Unfortunately, most of the time, the necessary life-saving
automated external defibrillation shock does not arrive in time. As a result, typical survival rates currently
are only 2% - 5%.
Now there is
something you can do to improve the odds dramatically for your customers and employees with a solution that is easy
to use and inexpensive to buy. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes people of all ages and fitness levels,
usually without warning. Many of these lives could be saved if:
s act promptly to phone 911
and begin CPR,
personnel provide defibrillation within 3 to 5 minutes.
More people survive sudden cardiac arrest when
a certain sequence of events happens as quickly as possible. This series of steps is called the Chain of