AEDs Save Lives
Get this: In the U.S. each year, 356,000+ out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur.
About 90% of the those who experience an OHCA die. That’s a shocking statistic, but The American Heart Association also tells us that “CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.”
Often those suffering from sudden cardiac arrests are middle-aged adults and 50% of that group had no symptoms before the onset of arrest.
And then there’s this! 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in the workplace each year.
That is one reason the Occupational Health and Safety Administration strongly encourages the placement of AEDs in the workplace.
AED usage combined with CPR saves lives. The survival rate of a patient defibrillated within the first 3 minutes of a cardiac arrest approaches 95%. AEDs are as essential as fire extinguishers.
“Having an AED nearby is the difference between a really bad day at work and a day at work you will celebrate for the rest of your life.”
The NDSC can help ensure that if that day comes to your workplace, you and your employees are ready.
We sell and service your AED, and we can train your team how to use it.
Get ready to save a life. Learn more about our quality safety products here, and our workplace CPR/First Aid/AED training here.