Automated External Defibrillator
AED’s can really be the difference between life and death in a cardiac emergency. When a person suffers a cardiac emergency a few things can be happening. One common situation is that the heart, for whatever reason, abandons its normal electrical pattern for pumping blood. Instead it adopts a lopsided rhythm where the valves and chambers no longer fire in a straight line but in a muddles up order. The result is a lack of blood flow and a lot of discomfort for the victim. An AED is a small computer that can actually measure the hearts rhythm and if it recognizes a shock-able one, it will instruct you to do so. If successful, the AED will essentially restart the heart to its normal functioning state. Think of it as resetting your computer or smart phone. CPR by itself will increase the odds of someone surviving up to 8%. However using an AED in addition will bump that number up to 80%. Save a life and get an AED in your facility today. Your co-worker’s wife will thank you.
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