At AED.us, we’re committed to saving lives through CPR & AEDs together. That’s why we wanted to share a joint project we thought you would like as much as we do.
It’s between the Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. The project is titled, “Call, Push, Shock.”
It’s aim: to increase survival rates and save lives from sudden cardiac arrest with a simple equation (which is much like the Chain of Survival). What does that mean?
Here’s how #CallPushShock works:
- If you see someone who shows the common signs of sudden cardiac arrest, call 911. (On a side note for the laymen: see our chart with information from the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Health on how to spot cardiac arrest.)
- Start Hands-only CPR as soon as possible if an AED isn’t accessible or in reach. You can triple a person’s survival from SCA by starting CPR immediately.
- Then, as soon as it’s available, use an AED to shock the affected person as soon as possible.
And at the same time, a non-profit called CPR Party announced it will be breaking the world record for world’s largest CPR lesson in June 2019. Way to go CPR Party, we support your mission to gain the world’s largest CPR lesson!
How have you been celebrating CPR & AED Awareness Week? We’d love to hear from you on social media–we’re all over Facebook, @AED_Us on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and even LinkedIn for the professionals.
Parent Heart Watch. “Call, Push, Shock.” https://callpushshock.org. 7 June 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 June 7, 2018