"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.
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