Emergency Medical Supplies
When an accident or injury occurs in the workplace, emergency oxygen is recommended virtually all of the time.
In 95% of medical emergencies, the victim is still breathing and is usually conscience; therefore, CPR is not indicated.
Fire Department statistics show that CPR is administered in only 5% of emergency calls, but emergency oxygen is administered in over 90% of the calls.
Emergency Oxygen can be administered by anyone who has had a basic emergency oxygen administration course.
According to The American Heart Association, over 950,000 deaths are attributed to cardiovascular disease annually, making it the leading cause of death in the United States.
Of these, estimates are as high as 450,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) yearly, somebody dies approximately every two minutes. SCA afflicts people of all ages, races and all degrees of fitness often without warning.
Pulse America is dedicated to helping businesses and other facilities establish AED programs to increase survival rates for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Pulse America offers HeartSine, Philips, Physio Control and Zoll AEDs
Each year sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 250,000 Americans before they reach a hospital. Today the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is less than 5 percent if an AED is not present and available.