"Today we should go to our workplaces, to our schools, to our gyms and find the defibrillator now, so that we are prepared when an emergency occurs."
As part of Today's coverage of Bob Harper this week, a reporter along with an American Heart Association representative visit a fitness center to see if members can find the AED. After little success, AHA Instructor Sarah Gillen offers this important advice:
During a cardiac arrest emergency, every second counts. Calling 911, retrieving and using the AED, and performing CPR must happen within minutes. Time spent searching for an AED, or wondering if there even is one, can drastically affect the victim's chances of survival.
"If I can just say...one thing that I hope people take away from this: I will never ever walk into a gym again that doesn't have CPR (people who know CPR), and there's an AED somewhere in that gym. And I will make sure that every place has something like that."
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper gives in-depth interview regarding the severe heart attack and cardiac arrest he suffered at a gym on February 12, 2017. He speaks about the event, his ongoing recovery, and some revelations and advice moving forward. If you have the time, the entire interview is well worth it. Regarding his heart attack/cardiac arrest experience in particular: view :51-2:01, and on the importance of CPR and AEDs in gyms and fitness centers: view 4:51-5:24.
Life Safety Solutions was honored to attend Safety Council of Palm Beach County's Safety Awards Luncheon. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office received a Special Recognition Award for their AED Program in addition to a Traffic Safety Award. LSS is proud to partner with PBSO in support of their AED Program. Congratulations to PBSO on making our community a safer one in so many ways!
Instructor Pete onsite earlier this week at the CPR AED class for one of our Partner for Life AED Program Management clients. Another great group of participants learning how to save a life!
To all of our clients, instructors and friends,
We cherish all of our relationships, and wish you joy and peace during this holiday season and throughout the new year. Looking forward to working together next year to make it a safe and happy 2017!
With much appreciation,
Life Safety Solutions
Thanks to our client for sending this awesome class photo from their recent CPR AED training conducted by LSS Instructor Chris. Participants received instruction, hands-on CPR training, and hands-on AED training with the same model as their onsite AED. Way to be prepared to save a life!
Instructors Bryan and Bruce conduct First Aid, CPR AED, Emergency Epinephrine and Bloodborne Pathogen training earlier today for school staff. What a great group of participants, working hard and learning to save lives on a Friday afternoon! Teachers are the best!
Thanks #NASCARnurse Lori for stopping by Life Safety Solutions on your way south for the #Championship4 #FordChampWknd at #HomesteadMiami. It was great to see you! Good luck on the rest of your busy NASCAR year!
This Today Show story highlights the devastating outcome that can occur when an AED is not available at school sports venues. Children who suffer a cardiac arrest while participating in school sports, have a good chance of survival if an AED is nearby and used quickly. Oftentimes, the victim has an undetected heart defect. An AED can shock the victim's heart back into a livable rhythm until EMS/paramedics arrive.
In Florida, statutes require that "each public school that is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association must have an operational automated external defibrillator on the school grounds," although does not specifically address the proximity to each playing field the AED must located.
The quick action by Publix staff members and the availability of an #AED is being credited with saving a woman's life. This is a wonderful story!
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We're about raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), increasing bystander participation through CPR AED education, and building strong AED safety programs. Strong safety programs help increase chances of saving a life while lowering risk.
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