A simple device like the Access AED can save the life of a
loved one or colleague if used immediately. There is never enough time to be
wrong about not having one on your boat, RV or at your place of business.
With the low cost program that is now available it makes sense to
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AED Institute Newsletter Starting September 2004
2004 we are going to be presenting a newsletter to keep our members up
to date on the latest events. The newsletter will also contain the latest
American Heart Association guidelines and information as well as tips on
how to keep your Public Access Defibrillation Program up to date. Click on
this link to view the newsletter
in PDF form.
Establishing a Pubic Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program
AED Institute along with the
American Heart Association encourage you and your organization to start a
PAD Program of your own. Once a PAD program has been established in your
facility or home, it's important to make sure that anyone regularly on the
premises knows about the program. They also need to know how to alert the
trained rescuers in the event of a cardiac emergency.
PAD Program information should be communicated to your organization
members through on-site meetings. This allows the AED to be demonstrated,
the program to be explained and emergency action to be taken by untrained
Good Samaritans. To visit the PAD
Program page enter here!
Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) was part of the Public Health
Improvement Act signed into law in November 2000. The law directs placing
automated external defibrillators (AED's) in federal buildings and
provides nationwide Good Samaritan protection that exempts from liability
anyone who renders emergency treatment with a defibrillator to save
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a term
used to describe when the heart has stopped beating effectively. It is
usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm problem called Ventricular
Fibrillation. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the
leading cause of death in the United States. 1,000 people a day or as many
as 350,000 people a year die from this event. Half of these events will be
experienced outside of the hospital.