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LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Receives 10 Donated AEDs from AED.com in Order to Spread Awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
AED.com has donated ten new Powerheart G3 AEDs, manufactured by Cardiac Science, to members of the LinkedIn group, Medical Device Group. The donation of these devices is designed to promote awareness of the need for AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the work place. 13% of all workplace related deaths are due to sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that can only be corrected by defibrillation.
Statistics show that a victim’s chance of survival and recovery diminish by 10% every minute they are not defibrillated. The first 3-5 minutes are crucial for not only survival, but for the victim’s best opportunity to escape the event with minimal damage to the brain and other organs. Even if emergency rescue personnel were located next door to a place of business, could they be contacted and arrive within 3 minutes? Maybe not, considering the time that is required to get on site, assess the victim, remove clothing and place the AED. This is why it is crucial to have an AED in the office, with volunteer responders to administer the AED and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
The Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED was chosen as the device to be donated by AED.com for a number of reasons. Matthew Spencer, President of AED.com, is a fan of the Powerheart AED for numerous reasons. “The Cardiac Science G3 is the only unit that actually measures the impedance of the patient before determining how much energy is necessary to reset the heart. This means that a 90-pound 12-year-old is shocked with a lower energy level than a 250-pound adult,” Spencer says.
The Powerheart G3 AED is one of only two units on the market that is fully automatic. This feature eliminates the need to press a button to deliver the shock therapy. In an extremely stressful situation, untrained associates of a victim may be hesitant to perform this extra task, for fear of doing something wrong. While the AED will never shock a person that is not in cardiac arrest, delivering the shock could prove too daunting for a layperson to perform. The automatic Powerheart G3 does it for the user.
The final reason for the selection of the Cardiac Science device is the track record. Spencer is convinced that the Cardiac Science devices have passed the “field test” too many times to not be considered a top-tier AED. “All you have to do is search ‘AED save’ in one of the search engines or YouTube to find an extensive list of living people that were saved by a Cardiac Science AED. The company has done a phenomenal job deploying their AEDs to schools and other public access areas. The undeniable proof is the scores of survivors going home to their families, and living to tell their story,” he says.
Spencer continues, "People spend thousands of dollars every year to provide for their family in the event of their death. Why wouldn’t a business invest less than $2000 one time as in insurance policy to prevent the death of their most valued assets: employees." AED.com hopes the donation of these ten AEDs starts the conversation about whether or not to invest in an AED for the work place.
AED.com is a Brentwood, TN-based company founded in 1999 to sell and service AEDs and accessories. For more information, please visit: http://www.aed.com/
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