The Life-Saving Importance of AEDs
Here are some of the reasons why more and more schools and athletic programs are investing in AEDs and making early defibrillation a part of their emergency response plans:
- Defibrillation within three minutes of sudden cardiac arrest increases the chances of survival to 70 percent. Shock within one minute of collapse raises the survival rate to 90 percent.
- Calling 911 is necessary but the wait for first responders may take too long. The average call-to-shock time in a typical community is nine minutes.
- Recent legislation throughout the country may require your school district or university to provide them.
- Universities such as Notre Dame, Utah State, and others have successfully implemented AED programs and saved lives.
Why a Powerheart® is Right for Your School
Our best-selling AED model for schools is the Powerheart G5 AED. Schools are one of Cardiac Science’s primary focuses. We are committed to making school AED programs successful and we’ve assisted with AED implementations in schools.
Our AEDs also provide:
- Patented Rescue Ready® technology that self-checks all main AED components (battery, hardware, software, and pads) daily. The AED completes a partial charge of the high-voltage electronics weekly, and a full charge monthly.
- Dual-Language Capability where the responder can choose between two languages. A touch of a button changes the prompts in the chosen language without restarting or delaying the rescue.
- RescueCoach™ voice prompts that guide you during a rescue situation.
- A helpful text screen that runs in tandem with the voice prompts, especially useful for rescuers in noisy environments. The screen also provides valuable rescue information to professional rescuers when they arrive on the scene.
- Variable escalating energy that determines the electrical impedance (resistance level) of each patient and customizes the energy level delivered. If more than one shock is necessary, our proprietary STAR® biphasic software escalates the energy to deliver therapy at an appropriate, higher level.
- A eight-year warranty that is one of the longest in the industry. We also provide a four-year, full operational guarantee on the Intellisense® lithium battery used with the Powerheart G5 and G3 Plus defibrillators.
Find out today how your school or athletic program can become heart safe.