The American Heart Association estimates 326,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside a hospital each year. While SCA is often fatal, it can be treated but treatment must occur quickly.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an emergency. A person having SCA needs to be treated with a defibrillator right away. This device sends an electric shock to the heart. The electric shock can restore a normal rhythm to a heart that’s stopped beating.
To work well, defibrillation must be done within minutes of SCA. With every minute that passes, the chances of surviving SCA drop rapidly.
The NIH also declares,
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are special defibrillators that untrained bystanders can use.
Las Vegas Safety proudly offers the Philips HeartStart OnSite (HS1) AED. The HeartStart OnSite has an easy pull handle to turn it on. It is small and lightweight, easy to carry to wherever it may be needed.
Its clear, calm voice prompts offer even the untrained user important instructions in an understandable manner during what can be a very chaotic situation.
Even though a person with minimal training can operate the HeartStart OnSite, Philips provides an extensive library of documentation and training materials online. At a time when seconds matter, preparation can make an important difference.
There’s no way of knowing when and where an SCA will occur. But we do know that AEDs save lives. An AED should be an essential part of every company’s first aid plan.
Your Las Vegas Safety expert can help you find the AED that is right for your situation and help you be prepared for an emergency.