Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
Small, portable defibrillators, that analyze the heart rhythm and prompt the user to deliver a shock when necessary, can mean the difference between life and death. Nevertheless, these devices alone are only part of a solution. More companies and organizations are recognizing the importance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and preparing their employees to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency, the leading cause of death in the United States. However, deploying and maintaining an AED program could be a full-time job.
All fifty states now ensure protection for using an AED in saving a life through civil liberty laws or the Good Samaritan Act; these laws vary by state, but generally protect the responder from damages that may occur. Most states do require a physician's prescription and involvement to purchase the device. Once a business or organization meets the requirements, Cardio Partner Resources (an authorized American Heart Association training center) will distribute the equipment, provide on-site training, and implement and maintain an AED program. They can ensure that a program is in compliance with laws and regulations for each state and answer any concerns regarding the laws pertaining to AED use in a particular locale.
"Cardio Partner Resources is committed to saving victims through the distribution of AEDs, ensuring personnel are thoroughly trained in their use, and supporting and maintaining a total emergency preparedness program for your business or organization," said Brian Leonard, President and CEO of Cardio Partner Resources.
Potential defibrillator users must receive appropriate training and establish a working relationship with the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Cardio Partner Resources not only assists in acquiring and deploying an AED device and supplies, but implements and maintains the whole program: choosing the equipment, designing policies and procedures, deciding how many devices are needed and where they should be located, training employees, developing public relations with EMS, and integrating the AED management system with your general emergency preparedness and training schedule. From the initial purchase, to keeping the AED deployment uncomplicated, regularly tested and updated through an ongoing maintenance routine, Cardio Partner Resources will give clients peace-of-mind knowing their entire AED program is in place and ready to go in case of an actual emergency.
In the event the AED is used, Cardio Partners can assist in retrieving and downloading the recorded data to a computer, transferring the information to the medical provider or responsible party, reviewing the event, replenishing supplies, and returning the device to service.
Although AEDs are designed to be used with little training, professional on-site CPR-AED programs are important to provide direction, continued supervision, and maintenance.
"Regardless of the size of your program," continued Leonard, "we strive to create accountability for compliance and total maintenance of an AED program, making it worry free."
About Cardio Partner Resources
Cardio Partner Resources is a national training center for the American Heart Association with a network of over 500 qualified instructors nationwide. Our clients range from some of the largest national corporations with multiple locations to local companies with one location. We customize each AED and training program to meet our client’s budgets, needs, and expectations. We understand that each client has specific needs, and never hard sell an AED brand or solution; instead, Cardio Partners works with the client in determining the best solution for them.
At Cardio Partners, our mission is to create a heart-safe environment to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the workplace. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S., taking approximately 1300 lives each day. It is not only our goal to mitigate SCA, it's also our goal to train all workplaces to how to respond to medical and injury emergencies. By creating a heart-safe environment, you are protecting your employees and visitors.
For more information, visit http://www.cardiopartners.com/