Anyone can use an AED. They are not only for trained responders.
They are easy and safe to use. Audio and visual instructions guide the user through the process.
You can not harm someone with an AED.
AEDs are programmed to analyze the victims heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed. AEDs are very accurate. If the heart does not need a shock the AED will not deliver a shock to the victim.
There are two types of AEDs, semi-automatic and fully-automatic. When a shock is advised a semi-automatic instructs you to push a button to deliver a shock. Fully-automatic will automatically shock the victim.
The only treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is Immediate CPR and defibrillation with an AED. For every minute that goes by without intervention a persons chance of survival decreases by 7-10%.
Without intervention, irreversible brain damage occurs after 4 minutes; after 10 minutes there is almost no chance of survival.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the U.S results in 2 million years of potential life lost for males and 1.3 million potential life lost for females.
AEDs are carried in most ambulances and on many police and fire vehicles. Unfortunately response times are almost never fast enough to give cardiac arrest victims their best chance of survival.
The average time for paramedics to arrive once 911 is called is 8 to 14 minutes. In rural, heavily congested areas and high-rise buildings, it is often much longer.
Unfortunately, there is an endemic lack of AEDs in the United States. Optimally, a responder needs to retrieve and administer the AED within a 3-4 minute window. To accomplish this, AEDs should be placed in public locations approximately every 300 feet.
Current estimates indicate there are about 3.2 million public access AEDs in service. This is well short of the 40 million needed to maximize public safety.
Commonly, there is a widespread lack of awareness and knowledge of what an AED is and how to use one.
Tragically, 64% of Americans have never even seen an AED2.
The current rate of bystander use of an AED is only 2%3.
2The PARADE/Research!America Health Poll. Charlton Research Company, 2005.
3 Weisfeldt ML, Sitlani CM, Ornato JP. Survival after application of automatic external defibrillators before arrival of
the emergency medical system: Evaluation in the resuscitation outcomes consortium population of 21 million. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55(16):1,713–1,720.
One barrier to a bystander helping a victim in an emergency is locating an AED.
Currently there are no visual standards for cabinets and signs, making quick and easy identification of any AED indoors or out difficult.
We offer SaveStation AED housing stations so that the PUBLIC can quickly identify an AED in an emergency.
The housing stations also keep the AED safe, secure, and ready to save a life.
Standardized visual treatment of AED cabinets contribute to greater awareness and faster bystander response times, and increased use of AEDs in emergencies.
We carry a full range of products for both indoor and outdoor use. The cabinets are designed to house every AED on the market.
We can easily customize your existing AED cabinets to create a SaveStation branded cabinet.
Our outdoor products are designed to maintain a positive temperature of an AED with a ventilator fan and convection heating.
The Stations’ housing offers a unique opportunity for businesses to sponsors and showcase their commitment to the health and safety of the neighborhood. Offering branded visibility in community locations.
Sponsor, or advertise, on a SaveStation and gain advertisement in areas not typically available through traditional advertising.
Our HeartSafe Neighborhood™ Program integrates heightened community awareness, increased number of people in the community trained in CPR and AED use, and 24/7 publicly accessable AEDs.
Combined with a cardiac emergency alert system to notify nearby responders and the EMS services.
Our integrated solution is designed to maximize public safety and significantly increase the number of people who survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest outside of a hospital.
HeartSafe Services provides an all-inclusive implementation and management of a Heart Safe Neighborhood™ system.
Put our experience and expertise to work for you.
Our Standard Heart Safe Neighborhood™ equipment has been designed to provide maximum functionality, accessibility, safety and durability.
HeartSafe Services delivers an exhaustive full service program to ensure long term management and compliance for your Heart Safe Neighborhood™ program.
A Heart Safe Neighborhood™ is more than just an AED. It is an educated, empowered and engaged community to protect the lives of the residents.
Who wouldn’t want to live in a Heart Safe Neighborhood™!
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