The American Heart Association has indicated that the AED user must know how to recognize signs of cardiac arrest and how to activate the EMS system and how to do CPR. An AED operator must know how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest, when to activate the EMS system, and how to do CPR. Subsequently, the user must become familiar with the device in order to feel comfortable using the AED in an emergency.
The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) indicated that chances of survival from sudden cardiac death decrease by 7-10 percent for each minute without immediate CPR or defibrillation. After 10 minutes, resuscitation is rarely successful.
Consequently, as you can now see, the AED is a critical component of life-sustaining emergency cardiovascular resuscitation.
Here at Help-A-Heart CPR, we offer extensive training on the AED in most of our healthcare and non-healthcare provider CPR/First Aid certification courses.
Besides being a distributor of Zoll AED's, we also offer hand-on training at offsite locations. If you would like one of our certified and qualified instructors to come to your business or organization and conduct AED training; just email us at email@example.com or feel free to call us at 210.380.5344.