AED’s in Schools and Campuses

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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills too many young people in schools and on campuses. Give your staff the tools to make a difference. Give them access to an AED. SCA can happen to anyone at any time – without warning.  School aged children are not immune.  An estimated 5000-7000 children die for SCA each year.  Some of them on school grounds.

For the greatest chance of survival from the most common cause of SCA, a shock from a defibrillator must be delivered within the first few minutes of collapse.  An early defibrillation program using Philips HeartStart AEDs is the key to protecting a schools students, staff and visitors.  That’s why schools across the country are placing portable AEDs in nurses’ offices, athletic departments and other central locations on school grounds.

CF Medical will help design a program to keep your school or college safe.  We have worked with hundreds of schools in the US to establish a heart safe environment.  Contact us for a free consultation to evaluate the best products and services for your school.

Important Facts about SCA

  • Each year, 424,000 people in the U.S. (more than 1,000/day) experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA, and nine out of 10 victims die. This is roughly equivalent to the number of people who die from Alzheimers’ disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined.
  • The current survival rate for SCA is 9%
  • The likelihood of successful resuscitation decreases approximately 10% with every minute that passes
  • It is estimated an additional 40,000+ lives could be saved each year in the U.S. alone with widespread access to AEDs

Benefits of AEDs in Schools and Education

Immediate Response: AEDs provide a rapid response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) situations, allowing for quick administration of life-saving treatment within critical minutes.

User-Friendly Design: AEDs are designed to be user-friendly, with clear instructions and visual/audio prompts that guide even untrained individuals through the process of administering defibrillation.

Increased Survival Rates: The prompt use of AEDs significantly increases the chances of survival for individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest by restoring a normal heart rhythm.

Time-Saving: AEDs save valuable time by providing an immediate and automated response, reducing the time it takes to initiate defibrillation compared to waiting for professional medical assistance.

Accessible and Portable: AEDs are compact, portable, and easy to store, making them accessible in various locations within a school setting. This ensures quick access during emergencies.

Versatility: AEDs can be used by individuals with minimal training, making them suitable for a wide range of potential users, including teachers, staff, and even students in schools.

Safety Measures: AEDs are equipped with safety features, such as sensors that analyze the patient's heart rhythm and deliver a shock only when necessary, minimizing the risk of unnecessary shocks.

Integration with Emergency Response Plans: AEDs can be integrated into school emergency response plans, providing a structured and coordinated approach to handling sudden cardiac arrest incidents.

Reduced Liability: Having AEDs in schools demonstrates a commitment to safety, potentially reducing liability for schools by showing they have taken proactive measures to address life-threatening situations.

Community Confidence: The presence of AEDs in schools fosters confidence within the school community, including parents, students, and staff, knowing that there are measures in place to address cardiac emergencies.

Compliance with Regulations: In many regions, there are regulations or recommendations in place encouraging or requiring the presence of AEDs in public places, including schools. Having AEDs ensures compliance with such guidelines.