Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) save lives.
There is no doubt about that.
Our AEDs are the Best! Here’s Why!
Simply put, your heart is a battery that generates its own electricity to power and pump itself in an organized fashion. The pumping action in turn moves blood throughout the body and keeps you alive. Occasionally, the heart acts up and does not pump correctly. This is sometimes called fibrillation, which means that the heart is not pumping in any organized pattern. This chaotic, unorganized pumping often leads to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and death. SCA affects nearly 400,000 Americans annually. When the heart stops beating, CPR can manually push the blood and attempt to sustain life, but we really need our hearts to do is generate its own electricity to keep firing correctly.
This is where AEDs come in. AEDs de-fibrillate (jumpstart) the heart.
During an SCA, hands-only CPR will pump blood, but only AEDs will jump start the heart. This small amount of external electricity, when applied to your chest and heart muscle, will hopefully restart the heart, and correct its irregular pumping actions. Think of it like jump starting your car battery. The car works fine normally, but it needs a new battery. That is like your body. The heart works, but it needs to be jump started to work correctly and to work much longer.
As part of what HHP does, we have trained hundreds of people in CPR and proper use of AEDs. Most people are very receptive and competent in CPR skills when they leave our sessions. But many of our students feel less than excited about using AEDs. In fact, they should prefer to use our AEDs! Hands-only CPR is very labor intensive and requires you to continually touch another person to save their lives. This has a high rate of survival (about 65%), but it is physically demanding on the rescuer. Using an AED is simple. So simple in fact, that it requires the rescuer to touch the victim once, then press a Green Button, and then listen to the automated voice prompts from the machine.
The AED coaching is always there- meaning you do not have to remember or count anything!
If there is a second rescuer around, one person should apply the AED while the second continues CPR until the AED tells you to stop. Correct use of CPR and AEDs increases the odds of survival from about 8% to over 80%!
So next time you learn CPR, ask about how you can purchase an AED from HHP. You have already learned the hardest part- CPR. Now learn the easy part- correct use of AEDs! And, we replace your AED pads for FREE and will give you a second AED FREE for each life that is saved!!! (Select models only.)
We carry and service all makes and models of AEDs.
We currently have an instant $75 credit when you update your old unit with one of our newer models! Call us today to get the best deals and latest information! We also bring everything to your location and give the best training possible. All our staff are Firefighters and Paramedics, so you can rest assured that you will get the best training and best service possible!
‘Safety Nick’, as he is affectionately known, is the owner and operator of Home Hazard Prevention, LLC (HHP). As a professional firefighter in the Valley since 2005 with an extensive background in responding to and preventing emergencies, Nick felt that it was time to help the citizens of Maricopa and Pinal Counties learn how to be safe and protect their loved ones in a proactive manner. In 2012, HHP was launched. With the support of his wonderful (and understanding!) wife and two beautiful children, Nick works tireless hours, not only to help save your family’s lives, as a firefighter and a community safety expert, but also to be able to spend quality time with his family. Nick moved to Arizona over 20 years ago and enjoys exploring our great state with his family.
Be sure to contact Home Hazard Prevention for any of your family or business safety needs. From mobile CPR training to car seat education to infant safety (and much more!) HHP is here to help! Remember, a complete safety program does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. There is no one more qualified than a group of professional firefighters to keep your family safe! (480) 448-0266 or Nick@HomeHazardPrevention.com
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