Why Every Business Should have an AED On Hand

There is nothing more important than the safety of employees and coworkers. The question is, if someone suddenly suffers from cardiac arrest in your workplace, are you prepared to help them? You might confidently answer “yes” now, but that could change in the moment. Many people freeze up during emergency situations; to prevent that from happening, training sessions and practice scenarios should happen regularly.

Having the aptitude and knowledge to react when it counts is key, but do you have all the right tools at your disposal? Knowing CPR is great, but what if manual chest compressions aren’t enough. Whether chest compressions aren’t working, or nobody in the room actually knows how to perform CPR effectively, it’s best to have backup. The backup we’re referring to is an AED machine.

What is an AED Machine & What Does it Do? 

An automatic external defibrillator delivers a safe, therapeutic electric shock to the heart. This device essentially helps revive patients whose hearts have failed due to cardiac arrest. AED machines are quite easy to use. While there is certainly a specific way to operate one, it is in a way, as simple as placing the pads and pressing the green button.   

Around 350k cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals each year. If you don’t have one of these handy machines in your workplace, then you should pick one up immediately. Not sure how to use one? If you live in Southern California, then we can come train your entire staff–just give us a call!

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