The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that can help save lives and is taught during our CPR classes.
On average, if only CPR is performed within the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest, the survival rate is about 8%. That's only 1 out of every 12.5 people! When an AED is added quickly, the chances of ROSC (Return Of Spontaneous Circulation) can rise to 60-80%!!!
AED's are portable devices that can shock a non-life-sustaining heart rhythm. That's right, AED's are not when someone is 'flat lined' but when a heart is in either Ventricular Fibrillation or Ventricular Tachycardia. But how do you know as the rescuer? You don't, but the AED does -- and that's all that matters!
Learn CPR and the use of an AED today!