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Automated External Defibrillator (AED):
- Waiting for the arrival of emergency first responders results only in 5-7% survival
- The likelihood of successful resuscitation decreases by about 10% with every minute that passes.
- Studies with immediate defibrillation have shown up to 60% survival one year after sudden cardiac arrest
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a medical device designed to analyze the heart rhythm
- An AED will deliver a shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal
- Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are an important lifesaving technology
Why have an AED in the workplace:
- Workers may suffer sudden cardiac arrest while on the job
- Onsite AED’s save treatment time, and can improve odds of survival
- A heart rhythm in ventricular fibrillation may only be restored to normal by an electric shock
- The AED is compact, lightweight, portable, battery operated, safe, and easy to use.