That phrase has been uttered in boardrooms & conference rooms all across the world by companies of every size. Why? Because it’s true!
Thousands die each year when they experience one of the Primary Causes of Death
while at work:
Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack: Heart Disease is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths a year in America alone
Stroke: Leading cause of long term disability in America
The first step to protecting your company’s most precious resource is to provide routine preparedness training and making emergency equipment (AED & First Aid Kit) available for use.
Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Programs are composed of the following:
The purchase and placement of one or more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Staff trained in Adult CPR and AED use
Registration and compliance with all local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) guidelines.
Heart Safe Communities have been created across the country and may offer victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Stroke a greater chance of survival.
Placed one or more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Had staff/residents maintain current training in CPR and AED use
Complied with all local requirements with regard to registration & reporting.
Potentially offering victims of a second chance at life, Heart Safe Communities have been created across the country
Having AEDs strategically placed along with trained (CPR/AED) citizens, wherever people gather in large numbers to live, work and play; greatly enhances the ability of Emergency Medical Services to stabilize and transport victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest to the hospital for Advanced Care.
On average, there is less than a 5% survival rate in Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurring outside the hospital setting. SCA is responsible for the deaths of 300,000 Americans annually. In communities where a Heart Safe Program has been successfully implemented, see above, the out of hospital SCA survival rate rises to nearly 80%.
Participating Communities will receive ongoing support and guidance from Training For Life, Inc., an award winning American Heart Association Training Center, ensuring the quality and sustainability of the program:
Purchase, placement and registration with local EMS of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Physician oversight ensuring the program’s integrity
Training a group of designated responders within the specific community in CPR & AED skills
Database tracking of all expiration dates; material & responder
Ongoing maintenance reminders & retraining of responders to ensure no gap in response capacity
Heartsafe Communities or Facilities provide their residents with a safer place to live. A place where one of the primary causes of death in the United States, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, is recognized and fought with the most recent advances in technology.