Why buy AEDs?

Medtronic AEDs

Having an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on site can greatly increase the odds of a person who suffers a heart attack / Sudden Cardiac Arrest surviving. That is the simple truth.

A better question is why wouldn’t you purchase an AED?  What value do you place upon your employees, students, customers, church members, visitors, or gym members?  In the event of a SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) time is of the essence and that is not just a trite play of words that is a fact. Look at these numbers from the AHA (American Heart Association.)

  • In the event of cardiac arrest both physical and brain death can begin to occur in as little 4-6 minutes.
  • The average response time for EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) in the US is over 12 minutes.
  • For Every minute between the onset of a cardiac event and defibrillation your chances of survival drop by 7-10 percent

Look at the last two facts and do the math; A 12 minute response time, multiplied by a 7 percent drop in survival odds per minute, 7 X 12 = 84. That means, at best, a 16 percent chance that the victim of an SCA will survive if an AED is not present, on the premises.

Cost of Survival.  Given the information above what price would you put on assuring that one of your clients or employees received the help they needed in the event of a SCA.  Many people have never looked at the cost of purchasing AEDs. They just assume that they are expensive but the facts are that an AED cost about the same as a good laptop and unlike a laptop they could save your life or the life of someone you care about.  The ease-of-use of AEDs have never been better and you can buy AEDs for as little as $1175.00 on purchaseAEDs.com.

There are wonderful devices available like the Defibtech VIEW with an LCD video screen, the ZOLL AEDs with CPR Help, LIFEPAK AEDs with automatic shock delivery, HeartSine Samaritan PADs with a light compact design, and the Philips HeartStart AEDs which are designed to be easy and reliable.  Find the features you want and find the right Automated External Defibrillators for your organization.

Think proactively and act now before a crisis arises at your workplace or public place.