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The Facts About AEDs!

When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, it’s imperative to act fast. If immediate CPR is given and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used, survival rate increases from 5% to 24%.

When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, it’s imperative to act fast. If immediate CPR is given and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used, survival rate increases from 5% to 24%. In fact, early defibrillation, along with CPR, is the only way to restore the victim’s heart rhythm to normal in a lot of cardiac arrest cases. Tragically, data shows that only 2% of the time, an AED is on hand during a cardiac arrest.  Think of all the lives that could be saved if more AEDs were made available!

At ADKHW, we are a licensed distributor for Zoll, the only AED unit that will actually see when someone is performing CPR and help every step of the way, to ensure its being given correctly.

In New York State, AEDs are required by law in the following facilities:  

  • Dental offices
  • Swimming facilities
  • Public schools
    • AEDs must be present at all school sponsored activities and athletic contests at any location
    • High school students must receive CPR/AED training.
  • Places of public assembly
  • Health clubs with more than 500 persons
  • Public institutions and buildings of the State
  • Ferry terminals/large ferry boats
  • Nursing homes
  • Senior centers
  • Golf courses
  • Certain parks
  • Large occupancy environments (stadia, arenas, etc.)

If you have an AED in your office, its New York State law for at least one person to become CPR/AED certified (ADKHW can help you with that!). The training course must be completed and taught by an accredited intuition, like the American Heart Association, who ADKHW is affiliated with.

ADKHW can provide the required medical director oversight for your AED that consists of a monitoring program, to ensure that your device is always up to code. Our medical oversight is important because it guarantees that your AED is always ready to be used in case of an emergency!

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with over 350,000 victims each year, and about 88% of those them occur out of the hospital. If more people knew how to administer CPR and were trained on using AEDs, more people would be able to survive a cardiac arrest.

To purchase an AED or to request more information, please call us at 518-886-8251 or visit our website.

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