Markets / AED’s in Schools and Campuses
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