Did you know that AEDs in public places improve the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest? As the #1 killer in the workplace resulting in over 300,000 deaths each year, sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere, anytime. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices critical in the event a Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs during the workday. Gain a better understanding of why your organization should be prepared with an AED Program.
Top 5 Factors Why an AED Program Is Critical
1. There are 350,000 Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests Each Year in the U.S.
2. 90% of Out-of-Hospital SCA Events Can Be Fatal
3. 39% of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Events Occur in Public Settings
4. 66% of Victims in North America Survived After AED Shock
5. 1,700 Lives Saved in U.S. Each Year Due to Bystanders Using AEDs
Choosing the Best AED Program
If you haven’t already considered implementing an AED program into your organization, look to our First Aid and Safety Program with partner Cintas. Our program is aligned to the latest AHA guidelines and features innovative product technology. Also, members on the program have a single point of contact to streamline compliance, implementation and training, with all of the advantages of category lifecycle management.
National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work. Ensure your organization has an AEP program that provides program planning, training and ongoing support! Contact Cintas today for more information.
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