Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an essential emergency health care device. This is especially true at gyms and other fitness centers, at which a member could experience a dangerous cardiac event that requires swift action. Serving the Greater Cincinnati area for more than five decades, Northern KY Emergency Medical Services provides both AED sales as well as first aid certification suited to individuals, workplaces, and even fitness centers.
AED Sales Save Lives
According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, access to AEDs in a fitness setting has proven time and again to save lives. An 18-year study conducted in Italian health and fitness centers found that easily accessible AEDs greatly reduced the time to receive treatment for cardiac arrest victims, and as a result increased the chance of neurological survival by 93%. Conversely, lack of access to life-saving devices greatly impacted the rate of neurological survival, with those unable to access AEDs showing a success rate of only 9%.
Swift Response Is Key
Response time is an important factor when it comes to providing emergency health care services to cardiac patients. In order for defibrillation to be a success, it must be administered as quickly as possible. Failure to do so can lead to devastating outcomes, including loss of life.
For the best chance of survival, life-saving treatment should be administered as soon as possible.With each minute that passes during a cardiac episode, the victim is 10% less likely to survive. According to the above study, the presence of AEDs in fitness centers reduced response times from 7.3 minutes to a mere 3.3.
Offering CPR and first aid training to residents of Greater Cincinnati, Northern KY Emergency Medical Services believes being prepared is the best defense against a potentially tragic health event. If you’d like more information on AED sales, call (859) 572-4511 today. You can also visit their website for more information on attending a training course.