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AED Fundraising IdeasFLORIDA - AED Automated External Defibrillators, AED Sales, AED Defibrillator Supplies, AED Service, AED Site Planning (needs evaluation) and CPR AED First Aid Training Certification Classes.  Visit us on the web at http://www.AEDDealer.com or call (561)762-0500 for more information and pricing.

What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient.  The AED is able to treat the patient by application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.  AEDs are designed to be simple so that anyone can use one.  Proper use of an AED is taught in our CPR first aid classes.

Who do I call to learn more or buy an Automated External Defibrillator or AED?
Keith Murray sells and trains people how to use AED's.  Keith is a former EMT Firefighter with over 20 years training experience.  Keith holds a masters degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and has instructed people of all ages and backgrounds including high school students, college students, professional groups, trade groups and just about any other group you can imagine.  Not everyone is a good instructor, and not every instructor has used an AED in real life.  Below is a story about how Keith Murray saved a man in the Atlanta Airport with an AED.  Trust me – CPR and AED training is the most valuable skill you can learn.  The life you save maybe a loved one.  Please read the news stories in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and The Palm Beach Post.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07340/839484-55.stm?cmpid=neighborhoods.xml

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/content/business/epaper/2008/10/19/1019heartdefib.html

Defibtech AED Sales | Florida AEDShould my company purchase an AED – Automated External Defibrillator?  My answer is always “Yes”.  According to OSHA 13% of all workplace fatalities result from sudden cardiac arrest.  According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest claims about 340,000 lives each year – or around 1,000 every day in the United States.  Sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Cardiac arrest kills more people than breast cancer, lung cancer, and AIDS combined. Currently 95 percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.

Simply put, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) save lives.  Would you spend $2,000 if it saved an employee?  The answer is obviously yes.  You have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, security cameras and other systems to save property why not put something in place that saves lives.  Think about this, how many fire extinguishers does your company own?  How many AEDs?  Fire extinguishers are designed to save property whereas an AED saves lives.  Life safety is far more important than saving property.

AED Defibrillator Sales | AED CostsHow much does an Automated External Defibrillator cost?  This week I am delivering an AED in a waterproof carry case to a customer, the cost of the AED and waterproof case, delivered was just under $1,900.  There are cheaper options but this customer wanted a good quality AED and did not want to cut corners on safety.

What does OSHA indicate about AEDs?  "Because the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save the lives of workers who experience cardiac arrest while on the job, OSHA today encouraged employers to consider making this equipment available in their workplace."  US Department of Labor, Office of Public Affairs, Dec. 17, 2001

What about Federal Laws regarding the use of AEDs?  The Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) of 2000 is our nation's first legislation recognizing the lifesaving role played by automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  The law highlights the need to make AEDs accessible to anyone who has had proper training, not just professional medical personnel.  The law protects trained AED users from liability, and also protects any person who has maintained the device, provided training, tested the device or acquired it.  The law also augments existing state "Good Samaritan" laws by ensuring federal liability protection for trained users and purchasers of AEDs.

Florida CPR Training ClassesWhat type of training is required to use an AEDAEDs are designed to be very simple to use.  However, this is a race against time.  For every minute we delay shocking our victim their chance of survival drops 10%.  Training increases speed, confidence and efficiency.   I suggest working with a professional trainer that has real life experience using CPR and AEDs on real people.  An instructor that can work with your staff to answer any and all questions.  Someone that can create realistic training scenarios to use during class and most importantly someone that can make your staff comfortable using their new skills.  You don’t want an instructor that scares or confuses them.  Look for a full time, insured professional that knows AEDs, CPR and First Aid.

What are the odds of my company using an AEDIn August of 2003, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) conducted a survey.  Of the 400 members surveyed 34% that implemented an AED program used the AED at least once to help save a life.  Of those people in cardiac arrest, 66% were revived by the AED.

Why do you need an AED program in the workplace?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest accounts for 13% of on-the-job fatalities. OSHA has indicated the importance of AEDs and encourages the use of these live saving devices in the workplace.  With the cost of AEDs starting at just $1,200 it’s a small price to pay for saving a life.

What about Federal Laws regarding the use of AEDs?
The Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) of 2000 is our nation's first legislation recognizing the lifesaving role played by automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  The law highlights the need to make AEDs accessible to anyone who has had proper training, not just professional medical personnel.  The law protects trained AED users from liability, and also protects any person who has maintained the device, provided training, tested the device or acquired it.  The law also augments existing state "Good Samaritan" laws by ensuring federal liability protection for trained users and purchasers of AEDs.

Liability - Am I safer with or without an AED?
Florida is a very litigious state.  Attorneys are advertising everywhere and many people view filing lawsuits as hitting the lottery.  But not having an AED may put you at greater than owning one.  The increasing number of AEDs in public places, coupled with the fact that AEDS dramatically increase cardiac arrest survival rates may establish a standard of care.  If the property down the road has an AED program in place to save lives, why doesn’t your property offer the same protection?

Signed into federal law in 2000, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) provides limited immunity from civil liability for those who acquire or use an AED if the state has not otherwise granted immunity for such persons under other statutes.

Will my health insurance pay for an Automated external Defibrillator or AED?
There are some medical conditions that may meet the criteria for medical necessity for an Automated External Defibrillator.  If a physician determines that the Automated External Defibrillator is medically necessary, a letter written on the physician’s letterhead may help an insurance carrier or other payer to understand the patient’s situation.  Please note - Due to the wide range of health insurance policies and patient conditions, The CPR School cannot guarantee that an insurance company will cover or pay for your AED.

We offer Professional American Heart Association ASHI & ECSI group CPR, First Aid and AED training certification classes at your Florida location.  Onsite Group CPR, First Aid and AED Training at your workplace, business. Club, office, restaurant, home or yacht.  Ideal training for Contractors, Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pilots, Boat Captains, Condo Associations, Golf Clubs, Restaurants, Salons, Hotels, Personal Trainers and Day Care Providers.  The CPR School’s onsite training and 2 year certification is the best bet for CPR Training.
 
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