Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

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What is an AED?

imagesAEDs or Automated External Defibrillators are portable devices that check the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

AEDs are designed to be incredibly easy to use with little to no training, and are highly effective in treating otherwise fatal arrhythmia’s of the heart.

Why do I need an AED?

images-1Each year in the U.S., there are approximately 359,400 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-assessed cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting and on average, less than 10% of victims survive. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation, with an automated external defibrillator (AED), can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.

In fact, early defibrillation, along with CPR, is the only way to restore the victim’s heart rhythm to normal in a lot of cases of cardiac arrest.

For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, however, the chances of survival decrease by 7–10%.


How Do I Get an AED?

Depending on the law in your state, procurement of an AED can be a headache, including registration with local government, oversight of a physician and coordination of annual maintenance and resupply.

We offer a comprehensive AED Program to eliminate that headache completely allowing you to focus on what you need to.

  • AED Procurement and Installation
  • Compliance with Local and State Law
  • Physician Oversight and Direction
  • Automated Resupply Notifications
  • Annual Maintenance and Inspection
  • After-Incident Review and Service
  • Complete Inventory Management
  • Emergency Response Plan

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