Working in the intensive care unit, I'm well aware that knowing CPR and having a defibrillator can be the difference between life and death
Shippensburg, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2009
Susan Lynch, registered nurse and founder of http://www.AED-Call911.com, is alarmed by the amount of businesses and public buildings that don't have an automated external defibrillator (AED).
"Working in the intensive care unit, I'm well aware that knowing CPR and having a defibrillator can be the difference between life and death," said Lynch. "Regardless of the location, it takes time for the paramedics or a code team to arrive, but those prepared with an automated external defibrillator might be able to save a life that would have otherwise been lost."
On her website, Lynch has compiled a broad selection of aid supplies including defibrillators, emergency information devices and pocket CPR assistants. Lynch is a firm believer that if all businesses and public buildings have these devices, lives will be saved.
"When a person goes into cardiac arrest, they often have just moments to live, and the longer the heart is without oxygen, the more heart muscle is lost," said Lynch. "An automated external defibrillator is simple to use, and having one available in places frequented by large numbers of people is just as important as having a first aid kit or fire extinguisher."
In order to raise awareness about automated external defibrillators and other emergency aid devices, Lynch created http://www.AED911Blog.com.
"On the blog I'll first be addressing basic life support techniques and first aid techniques," said Lynch. "I'll also cover current CPR techniques, and talk about the importance of remaining up to date on CPR training."
Lynch also plans to provide detailed instructions on how to use a defibrillator.
"Most people haven't used a defibrillator before, but it's fairly straightforward, and knowing how to use it could save the life of a friend, co-worker or loved one," said Lynch. "All the AEDs on the website are very user friendly, and will talk through the entire process of administering the shock and performing CPR."
Through her website, Lynch hopes to raise awareness about how to react in medical emergencies, and how an AED or other emergency aid device can make all the difference.
About the Company:
AED-Call911.com is owned and operated by Susan Lynch, a registered nurse specializing in intensive care, and an advocate of heart health and wellness.
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