The Use of AEDs in Public Settings Helps Save Lives
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike at any time—during work, while at church, or in the middle of a school event. Fewer than 10% of SCA victims typically survive, but studies show that 30% to 50% would likely survive if CPR and AEDs were used within five minutes of collapse1. Communities across the country are responding by implementing Public Access Defibrillation programs and enacting AED legislation, which requires automated external defibrillator purchase, access, and training for public places.
ZOLL provides AED and CPR solutions for schools, fitness centers, churches, corporations, police stations, and other organizations that accommodate or serve the public and have a need for providing public access defibrillation. Our clinically advanced, easy-to-use products help lay rescuers and professionals alike respond quickly and effectively to an SCA event.
The Importance of CPR Feedback
High-quality CPR is crucial to any rescue attempt. Many lay rescuers have little experience with CPR, and even professionals benefit from monitoring and support. Real CPR Help® technology in ZOLL’s AEDs provides real-time CPR feedback on compression depth and rate to help rescuers consistently deliver better CPR.
1Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, 2008