Amusement Parks, Museums & Zoos
Your patrons and staff
are the heartbeat of your business
Hundreds of millions of people visit parks and zoos annually. These recreational areas encompass very large areas spread out over hundreds of acres and are roamed by tens of thousands of visitors daily.
Having AEDs strategically placed on the premises, compared to depending on EMS to travel to the location, is important because experts recognize “speed to shock” as being a major determinant to successful resuscitative attempts.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by chaotic electrical activity in the heart and can only be treated with an electric shock called defibrillation. Recent advances in modern technology, along with legislative support from federal and state governments, have made a solution available to the public. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are this life-saving solution.
Up to 90% of sudden cardiac arrest victims receiving AED treatment within two minutes survive, but the chances of survival decrease with each passing minute. By 10 minutes, most die. When AEDs are located throughout large indoor/outdoor venues such as these, critical response times are minimized and help prevent sudden cardiac deaths in heavily-trafficked areas. One of the most popular locations for AED placements are near public restroom areas. They are easy to spot and technological improvements in AEDs have made them easier to use than ever. All provide real-time audio instructions for rescuers, and Defibtech’s Lifeline VIEW AED, in addition to audio instructions and text that reads, “Place pads on patient’s chest,” for example, goes a step further with video showing exactly where to place the pads.
Defibtech has developed an Advocate Support Program to help everyday people champion for an AED device that can save lives in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. Need help with selecting an AED or not sure which AEDs are right for your facility or public space? Simply contact our Advocacy Support Representative and they will be happy to help.
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