Posted by allisong on 06/15/2013

Medics On The Ball has secured its place as Southern California’s premier event medical standby company thanks to a recent authorization from Los Angeles County to carry and use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at all events.

AEDs are small portable electronic devices used by emergency medical professionals to analyze the heart’s rhythm in case of a potential heart attack. If necessary, these critical machines deliver an electrical shock, known as defibrillation, which helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm, potentially saving a life.

This authorization by LA County is typically only given to highly experienced public safety personnel, such as firefighters and police officers. Thanks to excessive training and diligent efforts, Medics On The Ball is happy to announce it is now one of the few companies based in Southern California with an authorization to carry these vital devices.

“We are excited to add AEDs to our long list of life-saving equipment,” said Steve Hamburg, President of Medics On The Ball. “With this addition, Medics On The Ball will be able to provide rapid response to patients suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, which will ultimately provide our patients with a greater chance at survival.”

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. every year. In fact, more than 350,000 people will suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest this year alone; and it can happen to anyone at any time. The 2010 consensus on science for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) agrees that Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be treated most effectively by a combination of CPR and an AED.

As a leader in affordable first-aid services, Medics On The Ball is a full-service team of highly-trained medical professionals who provide thorough medical care at events across Southern California. Medics On The Ball provides qualified medical staffing for concerts, celebrity and charity events, red-carpet galas, sporting competitions, street fairs, festivals and more.

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