interpret heart rhythmand determine if a shock is required. the unit prompts the rescuer to deliver the shock if necessary. AN AED WILLNOT shock someone who doesnot need defibrallation.
The impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
340,000 people die each year from SCA that is about 900 per day !
90% of SCA's occur outside a hospitila
If AED's were more readily available, approximately 50,000 lives could be saved each year.
a person haveing a SCA is clinical dead use of a AED to resuscitrate can do no additional harm and we are covered here in FLA by the Good Samaritian law and Federal cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA)
YOu can contact your ECCO office or Fire DEPT and ask how you can get AED's in work places, shopping malls, churches etc.. each state is different,
Now folks this is near and dear to my heart AED's adn we got very intense training on using one so please go to he local Red Cross and sign up for a course on how to use one.