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Automated External Defibrillator Program
Over 200,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year. Up to 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available and someone had initiated the Cardiac Chain of Survival, immediately at the time of the emergency.

AEDs really do save lives!
Bob Schriever

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About the size of a laptop computer, an AED is a computerized device that analyzes the heart rhythm and prompts a rescuer to deliver an electrical shock if needed. When AEDs are used in conjunction with CPR, they can increase survival rates between 50 and 80 percent.

FOH provides a comprehensive AED program that includes employee AED training and the required medical oversight, as a physician’s prescription is needed in order to purchase most AEDs.

FOH’s package of AED services ensure that:

  • Programs are based upon best practices and current standards of care.
  • AED responders are appropriately trained and confident in their skills.
  • Each cardiac event tracing and subsequent response is reviewed by a qualified physician for quality assurance.
Among the services FOH provides are:

The most beneficial AED program is one that not only can provide an Automated External Defibrillator device, but also integrates this life saving equipment into a comprehensive program that includes clinical expertise and quality assurance to assure the highest level of responder preparedness.

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