Businesses not only provide services to countless customers, but also have to care for their employees. Given the number of people present and the considerable amount of time and activity spent at work, the risk of someone suffering cardiac arrest at your facility is very real. Durable, cost-effective, low-maintenance, and easy-to-use AEDs are perfectly suited for the unique needs of the business environment.
It is the responsibility of businesses to provide resources and trainings to enable employees to avoid accidents and act swiftly in an unfortunate case to lessen the severity of injury and rescue the patient to save as many lives they can and limit the other losses.
Many organizations in Pakistan have developed Emergency Rescue & Response Plans but very few have AEDs at their site to save as many lives they can because of Sudden Cardiac Arrest which can strike anytime, anywhere and to anyone (infant, child and/or adult).
Why do we need AEDs?
AEDs save lives. When a person has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the heart becomes arrhythmic. Every minute that the heart is not beating lowers the odds of survival by 7 percent to 10 percent. After 10 minutes without defibrillation, very few people survive.
Does your company keep its lifesaving device(s) in an easy-to-access, visible spot? OSHA’s informational booklet, Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace, offers up a thoughtful list of optimal places for facility managers to keep in mind when installing an AED:
- AEDs should be conveniently installed to ensure response within 3-5 minutes.
- Areas where many people work closely together, such as assembly lines and office buildings.
- Close to a confined space.
- Areas where electric-powered devices are used.
- Outdoor worksites where lightning may occur.
- Health units where workers may seek treatment for heart attack symptoms.
- Company fitness units and cafeterias.
- Remote sites, such as off-shore drilling rigs, construction projects, marine vessels, power transmission lines, and energy pipe lines.
But purchasing your device and mounting it in an appropriate spot isn’t the end of the story. An early defibrillation program is part of a commitment to the health and safety of your employees, customers, and vendors. An AED and early defibrillation program can improve survival rates, raising them as high as 60% in some estimates.
What First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can do for us?
First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can integrates all required components of a successful AED program while ensuring compliance with local, international and industry laws. We can plan for you a worry-free AED implementation program, which is very easy to manage.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is unpredictable.
Quick response and early use of an AED can make the difference between life and death. By implementing a comprehensive AED program, you will be creating a safer environment for your employees, visitors and everyone in and around your facility.
Unfortunately, most of the time, the necessary life-saving equipment does not arrive in time. As a result, typical survival rates are only 2%-5%.
Now there is something you can do to improve the odds dramatically for your community, business, schools, shopping malls, health clubs, hospitality services, personal use, public access and professional rescue services with a solution that is easy to use and inexpensive to buy.
Our life-saving AED program goes beyond simply having an AED. Our different proposed programs will help you choose one for you to feel comfortable with it and saving lives. These programs will help you prepare your people and organization before sudden cardiac arrest strikes.
The bottom line is that with a modest investment, now you can have a heart-safe environment, where you live and work.
Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you to run the session at your premises.
To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life
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