Tag Archives: duty to rescue

The Bystander Factor: When an AED is not enough

Research shows that having an automated external defibrillator AED nearby can dramatically increase the survival rate for witnessed incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s  heart-wrenching when someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest and people rush to the victim’s aid — only to discover there is no AED available. Seconds count, but an ambulance is several miles, or several minutes, […]

The dilemma of the Good Samaritan

AEDs can save lives — but only if people are willing to use them. That’s why Good Samaritan laws exist: They encourage people with little or no rescue experience to provide aid during an emergency. Good Samaritan protections for rescuers are especially important when sudden cardiac arrest occurs and seconds count. Unless CPR and defibrillation are […]