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According to the American Heart Association and the Center for Disease Control, access to defibrillation in the workplace helps protect employees and visitors from the nation’s leading cause of death. In recent years, 15 percent of all workplace fatalities reported to OSHA were attributable to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Recent studies report that defibrillation within the onset of sudden cardiac arrest can result in over 70 percent survival rates, as opposed to the national survival average of 8-10 percent.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a proven method of reducing morbidity and mortality from acute myocardial infarction (Heart Attack). An AED is a device that attaches to a victim’s chest to assess the heart’s rhythm. An adult who has just gone into sudden cardiac arrest (i.e., cessation of a heartbeat, most commonly due to a heart attack) is most likely in urgent need of defibrillation and a metered electrical charge can often restore the heart to healthy function and save a life. To provide a realistic chance of survival, defibrillation must be available soon after cardiac arrest.
The ability to deliver early defibrillation to a victim in the first critical moments after a sudden cardiac arrest helps dramatically. Responders’ use of the AED should not replace the care provided by emergency medical services (EMS) providers but it is meant to provide a lifesaving bridge during the first few critical minutes it takes for advanced life support providers to arrive. Upon arrival of the EMS providers, patient care should be transferred.
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