Imagine you are at a youth sports event and a fan, coach or player goes into sudden cardiac arrest or is knocked unconscious. Would you be prepared?
The average response time for emergency medical services is 8 to 10 minutes – sometimes quicker, but sometimes longer. When sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs, if action is not taken immediately in that first 8 to 10 minutes it could already be too late. According to Cardiac Science, “Denver attorney, talk show host, and AED advocate Dan Caplis knows the value of having an automated external defibrillator close at hand. In 2007, a friend’s son died of sudden cardiac arrest while playing football at a school field because there was no AED available. Now Caplis, who coaches Little League, keeps an AED in his car. Just in case.”
The problem is that we never know when a sudden cardiac arrest is going to occur, but we can be prepared if one does. The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that is used to restore a person’s normal heart rhythm if they are suffering from sudden cardiac arrest or unconsciousness. This is not something to leave up to chance. Therefore, by having an AED in your car or on the go, one or more lives could be saved.
Should you have an AED with you?
We do not want an accident to occur that no one is prepared for. That is why SOS Technologies provides the community with the necessary technology needed to help save the lives of family members or friends. Not only does SOS Technologies have portable external defibrillators, like the Philips HeartStart, but they also offer the Emerg-A-Center which provides the necessary tools for an emergency on-the-go.
The Emerg-A-Center is a mobile safety command center kit that can help provide medical assistance on- the-go to those who need it. The Emerg-A-Center kit includes a Philips AED, a first aid kit for minor injuries, a fire extinguisher for any small fires that may occur, a flashlight for power outages, and an instructional video that goes over how to use each device in an emergency situation.
Just by using basic first aid knowledge and equipment, we know that the average person can help out in many emergency medical situations. But you should not always wait for someone else to respond; take matters into your own hands and be prepared as it could be a matter of a life and a life. At SOS Technologies, we can provide you with the knowledge and equipment you need for a medical emergency. To learn more about the Philips AED and the Emerg-A-Center, contact SOS Technologies today!