What are your suggestions to make AEDs accessible as fire extinguishers?
consistent placement by code as lcampbell says; San Diego now has city ordinance requiring AEDs on every other floor for new construction with 3+ stories; can't get CO without AEDs in place
Thanks for everyone for joining. We are looking forward to chatting with everyone for the next hour and a half.
Hi everyone! this is Katie LaGrone with Channel 5. I'm here along with Town of Palm Beach EMS Chief Brian Fuller. We're ready for your questions about AED's and sudden cardiac arrest.
Chief Fuller- one question that I've already been asked is do you have to be a trained medical professional to use an AED?
Hi Shawn from CPR Florida!
You do not, Katie these devices are as easy to use as turning on your tv. They are designed to be used by someone without any training and are fully automated
Experts, how much do AED's cost?
AEDs can legally be used by anyone. The devices provide real-time training in the form of voice, text and graphical prompts.
And as you know. Sometimes people ask, "What if its too loud in the emergency or what if the person is deaf?" For this, I state that all brands have icons and a few brands have a text area at the bottom which is helpful for everyone.
AEDS acan be purchased for as little as 999.00
Hi Richard! Tell us about the report card you put together. Florida didn't get a great grade!
The devices have audible as well as visual displays
chief and others Where should people go to find out where and how to place AEDs in their buildings?
The american heart association can recommend manufacturers and local sales reps can pffer assistance with plalcement
One main thing you need is to have access to an aed within 2-3 minutes max.
If you have a 3 story building or a large campus, have at least on aed on each level.
there are also signs available to stick to the wall that will signal where they are located
Why do some companies/buildings not want to have AEDs? What sort of liability can there be for them?
A great resource for learning about sudden cardiac arrest and AEDs is the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Everyone should take a look at their website which is information rich.