Maybe it’s obvious, but we’re passionate about educating and providing tools that empower those involved in the Chain of Survival. This week, we’re especially excited about sharing moments to support life-saving AEDs and CPR. And that’s why this occasion is so important for us at AED.us to talk about.
It’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week! What is this week all about? Check out an explanation of its’ history from the American Heart Association:
“In 2007, the AHA in coalition with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week federally. On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.”
“For 2018, we are debuting a new campaign that reinforces these skills but also places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency. Did you know about 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?”
“We invite you to celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week in your community. To get started, we have created free materials that you can print from your home or office printer.”
Have you seen our new CPR & AED Awareness infographic?
Check it out to the left!
Join us chatting about how #CPRSavesLives across social media
We’ll be chatting about National CPR and AED Awareness Week across our social media channels so get involved there!
Didn’t know we’re active across social media?
We sure are! We’re creating a community of active, engaged and healthy subscribers.
Get in touch with us on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn and Google+.
Are you ready to win an AED?
Have you heard about #HowToSaveALife?
We’re giving away over $50,000 worth of AEDs across America!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to submit your AED donation application here.
AHA. “American Heart Association.” https://www.heart.org/en. 31 May 2018.
Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director
Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”
Last updated May 31, 2018