Rules and regulations regarding placement and accessibility of AEDs remain unclear and vary from state to state. There is growing controversy around whether or not retailers and other business establishments should be required to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) ready to use on-site to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
While the laws remain confusing a recent article from the Cleveland Clinic backs-up growing evidence that treatment with a defibrillator at the time of cardiac arrest will save lives. It is estimated that tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year in the United States if AEDs were accessible and immediately applied to cardiac arrest victims.
According to the article:
The easy-to-use automated defibrillator contains electrodes that are placed on an arrest victim’s chest and a built-in computer to detect heart rhythm. If prompted by the computer, the operator delivers shocks to the chest to restore normal heart rhythm.
DRE carries defibrillators from all major manufacturers, including Phillips HeartStart AED, DefibTech LifeLine AED and others. For more information on our AED devices, or to make a purchase, call 1-800-462-8195 or contact DRE today.