Our AED Program begins with CPR and AED certification, a site assessment, and AED management to ensure proper guidelines are being met. As of 2020, the American Heart Association Guidelines recommends AED’s to be placed in public locations where there is a relatively high likelihood of cardiac arrest.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike anyone, anywhere – even seemingly healthy young people. When it strikes there are less than ten minutes to save the victim’s life, and even less time to prevent irreparable brain and organ damage. The chances of survival decrease by 10% each minute. Quick access to AED’s and CPR can greatly increase the chance of survival.
Since the attack itself is often the victim’s only symptom, rapid medical attention is the key to survival. When using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) properly within the first two minutes, the survival rate of victims approaches 90%! Having an AED close at hand is the answer.
AED’s are designed to be easy to use by anyone. Kansas City First Aid recommends the placement of AED’s not only in public spaces, but also in workplaces and within the home, where more than 80% of cardiac arrests occur.
AED Program regulations are set in place by the your State government and vary by State. It is also highly recommended that you have AED program management for device maintenance and ongoing quality improvements, as well as a link with the local EMS system and notification of an AED placement. Kansas City First Aid offers Medical Direction and AED program management under the supervision of a licensed Physician.
An AED Program is important to consider for the workplace and at home. If you are in the Kansas City Metro Area including Johnson and Jackson Counties, contact us today at Kansas City First Aid to discuss implementing an AED Program, or feel free to call us at (913) 980-5245 with any questions you have regarding and AED Site Assessment and Placement.