Correct Chief and more than just one
How can we make people more aware and prepared to use AED and do CPR beyond training in school?
That device can nottify the responder if they are performing good enough compressions. It is specific to CPR and not necessarily an AED.
Companies should review the locations of their respective AED's each time they discuss fire evacuation drills and discuss the importance of knowing how to use it. Statistics show, you will most likely use it on someone you know
Exactly Steve, places of congregation should certainly be equipping themselves with an AED. It is a sign they care about those who come there
@MJM you can use the discussion to review your evacuation plans, first aid, and simply good heart healthy habits
Yes a simple first aid kit can be suplied with the AED
We highly recommend that CPR be a regular program offered in schools. The use of an AED could also be included within that curriculum
We're asking viewers to tell us about where they see AEDs in their neighborhood and whether they're accessible. Is it worth knowing about "private" devices even if they're captive to a building?
Is it worth knowing where there are no AEDs near a public place?
Absolutely. Each time I visit a restaurant I ask the manager if they have an AED this causes them to think a bit. I encourage everyone to do this very same thing
Good point CPR Florida. lets hope this story will encourage all of them to take a hard look at their readiness
If I see a business display an AED, I feel better about spending my money there. It says alot about the management
Love to see those survival stories Corinne
Often we hear that bystanders involved in saves are actually off-duty trained medical/emergency workers. What's the secret to giving someone with little or no training the confidence to try?
I took an AED/CPR course offered at WPTV a few weeks ago. If I can learn- anyone can. Hopefully though, I'll never have to put my training into action.
Another thing people always ask is : "What do we do if the aed is used?" Well, of course you have to do the accident or incident report, make sure the battery has enough charge left or buy a new one and you have to replace the pads for sure. The aed should also be wiped down to make it biohazard free and if the aed has it, take out the chip inside that can record the history event data.
We hope all of you also fill out the form on our website. Help us locate where AED's are in our community. Head to wptv.com and click on our special special: AED A Shocking Shortage.
Thinking of the CPR kiosk and the 1 minute CPR videos, is anyone looking at a shorter, simpler course for the public that maybe better fits the smarter, simpler AEDs coming out?
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