Markets / AED’s in the Community
Early Defibrillation Saves Lives
Placing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the hands of citizen responders who can defibrillate an SCA victim within 3 to 4 minutes of collapse, while EMS is in route, greatly increases the victim’s chance of survival. There are growing numbers of successful community early defibrillation programs using Philips HeartStart AEDs including programs in Austin TX, Sunnyvale CA, Whitewater WI, Polk County FL and many many more. All have instituted community early defibrillation programs that provide an estimated call-to-delivery of the first shock in 4-7 minutes. These communities have saved hundreds of lives. CF Medical has assisted in many communities making sure they have the proper medical devices and emergency programs in place to be ready to respond.
In addition, several public areas where people gather (for example, airports and casinos) have already seen survival rates as high as 75% by having AEDs readily available for use by non-EMS personnel.
According to the American Heart Association, if bystander CPR was initiated more consistently, if AEDs were more widely available, and if every community could achieve a 20% cardiac arrest survival rate, an estimated 40,000 lives could be saved each year.
The quick response to deliver a shock may make the difference. An early defibrillation program in your community may save the life of someone you know and love.
Higher incidents of Sudden Cardiac Arrest occur at certain cites:
- Community and Senior Citizen Centers
- Dialysis Centers
- Ferries and Train Terminals
- Golf Courses
- Health Centers and Gyms
- Large Industrial Sites
- Large Shopping Malls
- Nursing Homes
- Private Businesses
- Sports and Event Complexes
Consider implementing on-site AED programs in locations such as these in your community using Philips defibrillators