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Does Your Organization
Need an AED?

Would you be prepared
to handle a medical emergency?

Nearly 700 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest each DAY. Seconds count when a person experiences a heart attack. There is now widespread training and placement of Automated External Defibrilators to help win this race against time.

"Employers should consider use of AEDs at their worksites to reduce the time to defibrillation with the goal of improving survival. AEDs are easy to use and can make the critical difference in reviving individuals who suffer a cardiac arrest."
-The Occupational Safety and Health Administration

WHAT:

An Automated External Defibrilator (AED) is a portable automatic device used to restore normal heart rhythm for victims in cardiac arrest. AEDs are safe, lightweight, run on rechargable batteries, analyze heart rhythm, and automatically indicate when to shock or not to shock.


WHEN:

Heart attacks and other conditions can cause ventricular fibrillation. In ventricular fibrillation, the electrical signal in the lower part of the heart is uncoordinated and ineffective. Very little blood is pumped from the heart to the lungs or the rest of the body. If ventricular fibrillation is not treated, the heart will stop (Sudden Cardiac Arrest). An AED "shock" can restore an effective electrical signal to the heart.

WHERE:

Since thousands of people spend their days inside of offices, business parks, industrial plants and retail sites, AEDs should be found in each of these locations. Sports lovers are also vulnerable to cardiac arrests. Proactive facility managers plan (or already have) to install units at ther health clubs, fitness centers, swimming pools, golf course, and sports stadiums. Public health advocates are reccommending AEDs be on hand wherever crowds of people congregate... high schools, college campuses, churches and municipal sites. Residental communiities, hotels, and resorts have discovered that an AED program will enhance the value of the property -- strengthening guest and resident safety. The goal is to have AEDs as easily available as fire extinguishers: on display everywhere and able to be used by anyone in an emergency.

WHY:

About 400 workplace deaths from cardiac arrest are reported to OSHA each year. Treatment of witnessed cardiac arrest with immediate defibrillation can result in a 90% survival rate. The sooner defibrillation is started, the more likely the victim will survive. Optimum time for defibrillation is 3 - 5 minutes after the onset of the cardiac arrest. The AED is a safe, effective, easily learned method of treating cardiac arrest.

HOW "Simple To Use":

Press "on" button, and the AED will then speak to you in a computer generated voice. You will be prompted to place an adhesive pad(s) on the victim's vare chest. AED will then automatically analyze the person's ECG to determine if a shock is advised. Because of this feature, it is impossible to give someone a shock they do not need, or a shock at too high a voltage. If the machine determines that a shock is needed, it will automatically charge itself and tell you when to press the button that will deliver the shock. Once the shock is delivered, or if no shock is indicated, you will be prompted to check and see if the person has resumed normal breathing or circulation. If not, you will be reminded to start CPR.



Why choose Health Quest?

Health Quest is proud to be a distributor of the Zoll AED Plus.

Health Quest is prepared to assist you in every step of the implementation process. We first evaluate your situation and work with you to decide upon the most effective package (number, type of Pads, etc.). A trained staff member will deliver the AED in person, and help with all set-up. Administrative support will be provided throughout the process, ensuring that your location complies with Federal and State AED regulations. We also provide equipment maintenance and customer support in keeping track of training. We work our hardest to help you save lives.