There are a plethora of conditions in medicine that we can’t cure or lack the knowledge to treat, but sudden cardiac arrest isn’t one of those. We know that proper CPR and shock from an AED are the two most effective ways to save a life after an SCA. The American Heart Association continues to emphasize the efficacy and importance of CPR, yet SCAs are still the leading cause of natural death in the United States. Why is that?
Surveys and studies tell us that AEDs are only available in 2% of out-of-hospital episodes of sudden cardiac arrest, and this is certainly part of the problem. We need more AEDs, and we need them everywhere, because SCAs don’t discriminate based on location. The second issue is that only about 50% of Americans say that they would perform CPR in an emergency situation. Bystanders are often scared of legal ramifications or causing the victim more harm. We need to give people the tools to respond in emergencies.
ZOLL does just that with their new AED 3. This device is smart, sleek, and simple, powered with Real CPR Help technology. This AED is able to measure both depth and rate of chest compressions, which sets it apart from any other device on the market. Using visual and auditory feedback to guide you in delivering proper CPR, the AED3 is designed for the unexpected hero.
This technology is one of a kind, developed in the UK and brought to the US only after years of pending FDA approval and patent litigation.
If AED prevalence in public spaces is increased, the ZOLL AED 3 is bound to set the precedent for defibrillators and, most importantly, to save lives. Case studies done in high schools show that, when the AED 3 was readily available, the survivability of an SCA was as high as 71%. This is a six-fold increase over the national average of SCA survival rates.
The bottom line? As long as they’re accessible in the event of an emergency, the ZOLL AED 3 will be a trailblazer in transforming bystanders into heroes in emergency situations. Contact us today to get your ZOLL AED 3!