Why should I purchase an AED?

Reasons to purchase an AED include:

  • The first ten minutes following a sudden cardiac event are critical. In fact, there is a 10% decrease in survival for every minute of delay. CPR alone may not restart the heart in the event of SCA, so it is critical to shock the heart with an automated external defibrillator within the first five minutes of SCA - and increase the chances for survival.
  • SCA is extremely deadly, with a mortality rate of approximately 90%.
  • Many EMS squads have an average response time of 8 to 12 minutes and cannot reach a victim of SCA in time.
  • Organizations that deploy AEDs are at lower liability risk than those that do not.

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1. What is an automated external defibrillator (AED)?
2. Why are AEDs necessary?
3. Why should I purchase an AED?
4. Why should I purchase through HeartSafe?
5. Why are there AEDs in schools?