Have Yourself a Comprehensive AED Program Following Three Steps

August 27, 2013Comments Off on Have Yourself a Comprehensive AED Program Following Three Steps

If you are a business owner, you will find more than enough reasons to have your place setup with an adequate amount of Automated External Defibrillation (AED) devices. Apart from their actual use of saving people’s live during SCAs or respiratory problems, you would also automatically be exhibiting a good sense of security for your employees and customers. In that respect, both are likely to develop of a great deal of trust with your supervision. After all, they know that the installation of the AED devices is for their great benefit.

Despite the great effect of having AED devices though, you would not be fully doing your job if it was not a full AED program that you have implemented in your place. This will involve a lot of planning and preparations. Here, the open environment is not only designated with a certain number of AED devices. The goal is to have people trained for the use of the devices besides the device itself. This can also be referred to as Public Access Defibrillation (PAD). This also entails having the AED devices situated in the appropriate locations with respect to their distances with each other. Through an AED program, there should be efficiency in assessing any possible SCA incident in any part of the premises. At that, there should always be a trained individual close enough to come to the rescue of the victim wherever they get in the need of an AED rescue.  Now that you have gained an understanding of how AED programs, you should then go over how you can implement your own. Here are the steps you should take.

First, consider the specific needs you have. The durability of the device, level of support and others, these are very important aspects to weigh on for your AED program. These will be the greatest determinants as to how effectively and how long the devices can be useful to your business operations.

Second, you should know that there are any available manufacturers offering different types and models of AED devices. Naturally, once you have determined your specific needs, you should choose which distributors can give you high quality products that are offered at the appropriate rates. You should always bear I mind that what you need is the most cost-effective purchase. If you find distributors with considerably affordable prices, you can make an extensive research on them to make sure how they fare when it comes to quality.

Finally, perhaps the first two steps will not be worth the effort without; the appropriate training of AED administration for your employees. In your AED program, you would need not one, but a lot of people in your team to be capable of administering an AED rescue. As a matter of fact, in most cases, the entire staff of the establishment is trained for it. This secures that in the event of an SCA, there is always someone available who is ready to apply the necessary help.

By securing these three steps, your business can have a foolproof AED program.