Every community needs to be prepared for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA
) emergencies. SCA strikes people of all ages and all levels of fitness, and rapid defibrillation is the only effective treatment. Community AED programs help make defibrillators available throughout a community. From from schools and playfields to shopping malls and transit centers, it is a proven way to save lives.
Community AED Programs
Defibrillation within three minutes lifts the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest to 70 percent. Local EMS services typically can’t respond that quickly. That’s why every community needs to have an AED on hand – at the library, places of worship, the mall, the park – anywhere where two or more gather.
Cardiac Science designed the Powerheart AED G3 Plus Automatic
so most anyone could use it. Once the defibrillation pads are applied, the AED determines if a shock is required and administers one if it’s needed.
The AED G3 even has voice prompts that talk rescuers through all the steps, including CPR. In a University of Pennsylvania simulated rescue study, the AED G3 Plus helped untrained adults deliver CPR of a quality similar to that of trained professionals.1
Public Access Defibrillation
Cardiac Science is a strong advocate for Community Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs that place AEDs throughout communities. As a result of our work, you will see Powerheart AEDs just about everywhere in cities such as San Diego, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Minneapolis. Our large-scale partnership with the San Diego PAD program has led to the saving of more than 50 lives in that community.
In fact, San Diego Project Heart Beat
wants to make AEDs as accessible as fire extinguishers throughout the community. Their logic? With more AEDs in the community, everyday citizens become part of the emergency response system, increasing the likelihood that first responders can save a life.
Your group, business, or organization can easily establish a PAD program which is accessible, affordable, and saves lives. When you work with Cardiac Science, we can provide:
- Powerheart AED Deployment
- Physician Medical Oversight
- American Heart Association Training/Certification
- Record Keeping and Data Collection
- Complete Program Maintenance
- Site Assessment
- 24/7 on-call service
Cardiac Science offers expertise in all aspects of PAD projects, including public awareness, government networking, marketing, expert consultations, and program management.
for information on getting a PAD program started for your community.