According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) accounts for 13 percent of all workplace fatalities and is the leading cause of death in the United States. Are you prepared to respond to an SCA emergency? From global organizations to small businesses, organizations have entrusted Cardiac Science to be their automated external defibrillator (AED) provider, and assist with implementing and managing their entire AED programs.
The importance of AEDs
Investing in AEDs and making early defibrillation a part of your emergency-response plan is important. Here’s why:
• Defibrillation within three minutes of SCA increases the chances of survival to 70 percent. A shock within one minute of collapse raises the survival rate to 90 percent.1
• Calling 911 is necessary but the wait for first responders may take too long. The average call-to-shock time in a typical community is nine minutes.2
• OSHA now recommends AEDs in the workplace, and legislation in your state may require workplaces to provide them.
The law is on your side
AEDs are quickly becoming common safety devices within the workplace. Not only that, they represent good business practice for protecting employees and customers from SCA.
The Cardiac Arrest Survival Act provides AED users and owners with liability protection. As added protection, the Cardiac Science indemnification agreement is included–among the strongest in the industry – with each Powerheart AED.
Why trust Cardiac Science?
Successful AED programs require more than AEDs – they require a strategy and implementation plan based on your needs. That’s where we come in: Our Rescue Ready® AED Services will manage the details of the entire AED program so you can focus on saving lives.
In fact, organizations with Rescue Ready programs see survival rates increase to more than 50 percent, up from the national average of only 5 percent.3 To date, we’ve implemented more than 20,000 AED programs and our 150 employee educators have taught more than 350,000 students. We sell our products and services globally, and support international customers with a network of in-country distributors