AEDs (Life Saving Heart Defibrillators)
What is an AED (automated external defibrillator)?Top of Page
AEDs at East SideTop of Page
Easy to UseTop of Page
Wondering if AEDs are hard to use? They’re not. In fact, they are easy enough for the average sixth grader to use on their own. In a recent study, it took 15 sixth graders an average of 90 seconds to complete defibrillation, compared to the 67 seconds on average for EMTs/paramedics.
As noted from the NIH website, "Learning how to use an AED and taking a CPR course are helpful. However, if trained personnel aren't available, untrained people also can use an AED to help save someone's life."
Watch this informative Save-a-life simulator and learn what the best actions to take are when a cardiac arrest strikes.
Racing HeartsTop of Page
Many thanks to Racing Hearts for their assistance in securing grants in support of East Side's AEDs.
Racing Hearts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to increase awareness of and improve access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Racing Hearts empowers people to use AEDs to save lives during a sudden cardiac arrest.
The organization's goal is to increase the success rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) which has been unchanged since the 1960s at less than 10% but which can increase up to 80% with nearby life saving heart defibrillators. Nearby AEDs is a simple solution to a huge medical problem because SCA can happen to anyone at anytime.
Contact Racing Hearts at (650) 308-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org