Know what AED stands for?
Know the purpose of having an AED?
AED stands for…
Automated External Defibrillator
It is a medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm.
If necessary, it delivers an electrical shock, known as defibrillation, which helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Timing is Crucial.
8-12 minutes: the average response time for first responders once 911 is called.
1 minute of delayed defibrillation = 10% decrease of survival rate
3 Easy Steps to Save a Life
- Be Red Cross Ready- Get the training you need to use an AED and how to respond in emergency situations. With the proper training and knowledge, potentially 50,000 lives can be saved per year.
- Contact Terry Roe if you would like to purchase an AED (email: Terry.Roe@redcross.org or phone# 715-590-4495 ). There are 4 different AED options to choose from.
- Be Inspired- Watch this incredible and touching story about how 2 UW Health nurses were able to save a woman’s life by using the AED, brought to you by WKOW 27 in Madison, WI.
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