AED Readiness Project Aims to Improve Access to AEDs

AED Readiness Project Aims to Improve Access to AEDs

Sudden cardiac arrest—when the heart suddenly stops beating—is a public health crisis. About 1,000 cardiac arrests occur outside hospitals every day in the U.S. and only one in 10 victims survives. Most cases (70 percent) occur in the home.[1]

Survival largely depends on immediate bystander intervention with CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs). AEDs are layperson-friendly lifesaving devices that can restore a normal heartbeat when used promptly. With quick CPR and AED action, five in 10 victims could be saved.

To help improve survival rates, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Enerspect Medical Solutions[2] have joined forces to spearhead the AED Readiness Project, a national initiative to increase access to AEDs.

Through this lifesaving project, interested parties may purchase a certified pre-owned AED for as little as $495 or a new AED for as little as $995. Certified pre-owned AEDs have been evaluated by certified biomedical engineers and tested with state-of-the-art equipment. All devices have undergone the pre-market approval process required by the FDA. They carry a one-year warranty.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to support its mission to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and help save lives.

The AED Readiness Project aims to help such groups as:

  • At-risk individuals with medically indicated conditions
  • Individuals who want to prepare for cardiac arrest should it occur in their homes, RVs, or boats
  • Schools and youth sports teams
  • Places of worship
  • Small businesses.

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[1] Benjamin EM, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2019 Update. A Report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019;139:00. DOI:10.1161/CIR.000000000000659.

[2] Enerspect Medical Solutions is a national distributor that carries all AED brands.

 

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The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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