Why do we need AED's in our Facilities or Homes?
Each year, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) kills approximately 250,000 people in the U.S. Even a seemingly healthy person can suffer cardiac arrest without warning, and death can occur instantly or shortly after the onset of symptoms. When sudden cardiac arrest strikes, the electrical system of the heart short-circuits, most often causing an abnormal rhythm known as ventricular fibrillation. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the only definitive treatment for SCA is CPR and the integrated application of an electrical shock from a defibrillator.
Why can't we just call 911
There is a good chance emergency medical services (EMS) may not be able to respond fast enough to someone in cardiac arrest, especially in crowded urban areas, high-rise buildings, large facilities, or rural areas. The chance of a SCA victim's survival decreases by 10% with every minute that passes. In order to be effective, defibrillation must be administered within the first few minutes of SCA.
Regardless of whether you're a private individual or a public business, you need to have an AED in your home or business.
I Know CPR's Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program
Five components of PAD Program
1. Placement Consultation
Expert advice on how and where to place AED's in your facility.
2. Medical Direction
3. Selection and AED Purchase
Contact an "IKC" representative for information and prices. Because of our organization's affiliations, we are able to pass on considerable discounts to our clients.
4. AED Training
All CPR and AED training needs will be met by "I Know CPR"
5. Tracking Services
Expert help in keeping track of AED training, AED maintenance, incidents of actual AED use, and expiration or use of pads and batteries.
It's that easy! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to become part of our PAD program. Don't take a chance with a loved one or an employee's life. Our professional and caring staff will be with you each step of the way. And, once you have your AED, we won't abandon you. We keep in regular contact should you have any needs or concerns.