I work at a gym part-time as a yoga instructor, and I see a lot of people over exerting themselves, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Luckily we have an AED on-site
Webster, MA (PRWEB) October 7, 2009
When the State of Massachusetts passed a new law requiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places, recently retired registered nurse Patricia Bracewell, and group exercise instructor Debra Starr, founders of http://www.CPRDefibrillators.com, decided to get involved.
"I worked in a hospital as a registered nurse for over 25 years and know how beneficial an automated external defibrillator can be before paramedics arrive," said Bracewell. "I work at a gym part-time as a yoga instructor, and I see a lot of people over exerting themselves, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Luckily we have an AED on-site" said Starr.
When Bracewell and Starr founded their website in July of 2008, their goal was to offer top of the line defibrillators to both businesses and individuals for the home.
"The American Red Cross believes automated external defibrillators could be used to save more than 50,000 lives each year if they were readily available" said Bracewell. "For wherever people gather, having a defibrillator could be the difference between life and death, because even seconds matter when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest," she added.
In order to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, promote the benefits of automated external defibrillators and discuss heart health, Bracewell and Starr created a new blog at http://www.CPRDefibrillatorsInfo.com.
"Our goal for the blog is to inform people about automated external defibrillators, because a lot of people aren't even aware of their existence," said Starr. "Having a defibrillator just makes sense, because all buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers, but it's far likelier that someone will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest than it is for a building to catch fire," added Bracewell.
In the future, Bracewell and Starr plan to donate a portion of their profits to the American Heart Association to combat cardiovascular disease. "Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 250,000 people each year, and a lot of those deaths could be prevented," said Bracewell. "Having a defibrillator and knowing how to use it could save the life of a friend, co-worker or loved one, and they are very user friendly" added Starr.
About the Company:
CPRDefibrillators.com is owned and operated by recently retired registered nurse Patricia Bracewell and group exercise instructor Debra Starr.
Patricia Bracewell and Debra Starr