Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR, is an emergency life-saving procedure administered, often times by first-responders or a bystander, to a person experiencing loss of consciousness and heart failure. It is also used when a casualty has choked on food, been electrocuted, drowned or a number of other circumstances.
One of the causes of a heart attack is plaque buildup in the arteries. Eventually, the arteries become blocked, cutting off the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. If the blood is not quickly restored, the section of the heart muscle begins to die. The process of plaque buildup can occur over a period of many years, but most of us think of a cardiac attack as a sudden event, because we see the person at the critical point of collapsing from the lack of oxygen.
When a person has a cardiac event, time is of the essence. While it’s always important to call 911 and possibly administer CPR, circumstances may create the need for defibrillation, which is an attempt to shock a person’s heart into a normal rhythm. While first responders can do this, many businesses, schools, and other places are choosing to purchase an AED, also known as an Automated External Defibrillator. However, since there are many different models available, here are some tips for choosing the right one for your business.
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What is AED Program Management?
The requirements that must be in place in order to purchase and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Federal and State laws vary, but typically include Physician oversight of your AED program, Prescriptions for each device, Site protocols, CPR/AED trained responders, and monthly readiness checks. Local municipalities also may require AED registration with your Emergency Medical Services department, as well as post event reporting. All of these requirements are put in place to ensure that your AED is functional and ready when an emergency strikes.
Why AED Total Solution?
AED Total Solution was born from a desire to find a better way. Frustrated by complex legislation and incomplete programs, we believed there should be no barriers to those who choose to protect the lives of their people by implementing AED’s. We’ve set out to create the most effective and affordable AED program management system on the market. Comprehensive in covering every aspect of your program, yet intuitive and simple to use, AED Total Solution is unmatched in the industry, and backed by a passionate and proactive client support team.