I will never forget it. The day was Friday around 7:30am. The year was 1994. It was an incredibly beautiful South Jersey summer morning – just a normal day – and everyone was talking with excitement about going ‘down the shore’ for the weekend. It was on that beautiful morning that one of my employees, Linda, died in my lap after going into Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Paramedics couldn’t get there in time. It is now 24 years later and I continue to think; “If only the company I was working for at the time had a defibrillator, perhaps I could have saved her…”Read More >>
Be Prepared For Emergency with an Automated External DefibrillatorJune is National Safety Month, so the timing is perfect to address SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) in the workplace – especially since it is not currently standardized by OSHA. Do your employees know what to do? Cardiac arrests and heart conditions can happen at any moment. Having an automated external defibrillator (AED) in your workplace or facility can help save a life if it does happen. While AED’s are required in schools, fitness centers, and child care centers in Wisconsin, they are not required in other spaces. Consider the following statistics:
- More than 350,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest each year. (American Red Cross)
- AED’s could prevent over 50,000 of those deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. (National Conference of State Legislatures)
- When CPR and an AED are administered to a victim within the first two minutes of a cardiac event, survival chances increase 90 percent. (Safety & Health Magazine)
Automated CPR PromptsThe Zoll Medical CPR Feedback Fully Automatic AED defibrillator is easy to use and includes automated CPR prompts. Use it to help assist rescuers in delivering chest compressions at the correct depth or and rate. If a shockable heart rhythm is detected, this defibrillator will deliver a shock on its own.
What Comes With It?
The Zoll Medical CPR Feedback Fully Automatic AED includes the following:
- 1-piece electrode with 2 CPR-D pads for quick, accurate placement on the patient
- 123A lithium batteries
- Barrier mask
- Razor (to shave any chest hair if there is any)
- Disposable gloves