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Bystanders Can Save Lives During Cardiac Arrest

Bystanders Can Save Lives During Cardiac Arrest

An automated external defibrillator, or AED, can save the life of someone who has suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. nazdravie/iStock/Thinkstock

Have you noticed an AED device in an airport or other public place? An AED is an automated external defibrillator.

You can use this portable device to quickly shock someone’s heart and try to save their life if they collapse, have no pulse, and stop breathing. This condition is known as sudden cardiac arrest.

If a cardiac arrest isn’t treated within minutes, the person will usually die. When the heart stops beating, blood and oxygen can’t get to the brain. The brain can’t function long without oxygen.

A recent study of people who had cardiac arrest found that bystanders can help save lives if they use an AED while waiting for emergency medical services. Each year, experts estimate, cardiac arrest victims have a shockable cardiac arrest that occurs in public with witnesses.

If you think someone is having a cardiac arrest, call 911. While you wait for emergency medical services to arrive, you can do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and use the AED device.

After you apply two electrode patches to the person’s chest, the AED will check the heart rhythm. If a shock to the heart is needed, the AED will deliver the shock. The shock can restore a normal rhythm.

Lives are saved every year by bystanders using an AED,” says Dr. Myron Weisfeldt of Johns Hopkins University. “Unfortunately, not enough people know to look for AEDs in public locations, nor are they trained on how to use them.”

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The new ZOLL AED 3 is a cutting edge product that brings features that no other AED manufacturer currently offers. The ZOLL AED 3 is easy to own due to the low total cost of ownership, with universal adult/child electrodes and battery that last 5 years.

Research shows that in a cardiac emergency the probability of survival goes up dramatically when CPR is performed and when an AED is applied before an ambulance arrives. The same research that demonstrated a nearly fivefold increase in survivability (from 5% to 24%) when an AED is used, also showed that an AED is available only 2% of the time.

The ZOLL AED 3™ Automated External Defibrillator is a game changer in the world of AED. Building and improving upon it's predecessor the AED Plus. ZOLL are determined to provide the very best support to rescuers. Designed and built based on years of usability research with both trained and untrained rescuers.

An appealing benefit of the The ZOLL AED 3 is the low ownership cost made possible by the use of universal adult/pediatric electrode pads and a battery that both last for 5 years. The convenience of having adult and pediatric pads combined with the Uni-Padz could mean the time saving difference between time spent swapping over pads and time spent saving a life.

Maintenance costs are a non issue thanks to the Program Management Onboard™ which connects to the cloud via Wi-Fi to ZOLL’s PlusTrac™ AED program management system. This revolutionary software means no maintenance inspections are needed. The software sends emails alerts immediately if any failures or issues are ever detected and keeps track of pad and battery use by dates for you.

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