By ZOLL Medical
It happens in a split second. A person collapses — the victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — and the clock starts ticking in the race to restore a normal rhythm to the heart. A rescuer armed with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and performing CPR is the victim’s best chance for survival until medical personnel arrive.
The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) recommends the availability of AEDs in places where access to emergency services may be delayed. This could include your workplace. Early intervention can increase survival rates,1 so it’s important to have an AED available.
Having an AED on-site in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest can be a life-saving decision. Learn more about SCAs in the workplace with our free educational flyer.
1Perkins GD, et al. Resuscitation. 2015:95:81–98.