Hospital and Healthcare AED packages are intended to be placed in doctor’s offices, surgery centers, and other health-related businesses. Anyone at anytime and anywhere can experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). If SCA occurs in a hospital or healthcare setting, having a healthcare AED package nearby can save a life. There is a 5-minute window from collapse to shock that must occur for the SCA victim to survive.
Unfortunately, in healthcare settings it is common for there to be a delay in defibrillation due to practices that have been done for years which is producing a lower survival rate among SCA victims. Traditionally, a nurse determines the patient unconscious who then calls an emergency response team while beginning CPR. An additional staff member brings the crash cart and manual defibrillator while they wait for the response team to then perform manual defibrillation. When this cannot be performed within three minutes of collapse, a healthcare AED package can drastically improve chances of survival.
AED packages should be readily available in healthcare settings to avoid these types of delays and allow the rescuer, whether a healthcare worker or a visitor, to quickly help in saving someone’s life. If needed, the crash cart and manual defibrillator can be used secondary to the AED. Packages such as the Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Pro AED Healthcare Package include key components for healthcare centers to be prepared in the event of a SCA:
- Two sets of adult pads
- Pediatric pads for individuals under 55 lbs.
- Built-in handle to easily take the package to the emergency scene
- Audio cues
- Semi-automatic and automatic
- Window decal to show an AED is in the building
- Wall sign to show where the AED is in the building
- CPR Response Kit to prepare the rescuer for CPR and use of the AED
Healthcare AED packages are designed specifically for your needs and having them placed around your healthcare center is just as important as having as many staff as possible trained on how to use them to give the victim the best possible chance of survival.