Automated External Defibrilators
According to the American Heart Association, the chance of survival after dropping to the floor due to cardiac arrest drops 10% for every minute that passes. In these instances, an AED must be utilized in less than 5 minutes to have a real chance at saving a life. On average, it takes three minutes to realize something has happened, locate an AED and prep the unit and patient for use. This leaves approximately 2 minutes to administer the charge with only a 70% chance of survival. With such a small window of opportunity to save a life, it is imperative that the AED unit is in prime working condition.
Very few government or accreditation regulations exist mandating the care of these units as most refer to the manufacturer for guidance. Life Safety Enterprises Inc. has worked closely with a number of manufacturers to understand their products and specifications. Testing and Maintenance requirements include some of the following items;
Testing and replacing batteries
Replacement of used or expired accessories such as electro pads
Proper placement and installation
Recognition of defects and recalls
LSE will provide all necessary documentation for each inspection.
You may only have one shot to save a life, don’t leave it to chance!