There are many medical conditions we can’t cure or lack the knowledge to treat, but a 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 SCA the leading cause of death?
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.
ZOLL AED 3
This device is smart, sleek, and simple, powered with Real CPR Help technology. This AED is able to measure both the 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 a 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 emergencies. Contact us today to get your ZOLL AED 3!
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 Jan 10, 2023 (formatting)