How to Get Your AED Program Started

August 9, 2013Comments Off on How to Get Your AED Program Started

Today, AED (Automated External Defibrillation) devices are tools that are given much importance today because of the help that they can provide for emergency situations. It is, in fact, made a requirement for public establishments to install an adequate number of AED devices in their premises. However, it does not simply stop at reinforcing the establishments to install the devices, the actual prerequisite calls for a comprehensive program that goes from the smart distribution of the devices in the area and the training of the employees for its use. This is, of course, when the need for its use comes into play.

Now, if you happen to be in charge of, or own, a commercial establishment yourself, you are definitely required to have an appropriate AED program setup in your place. In doing so, you are not simply keeping your employees and customers safe, you are also sending them a message of this fact which is something you can use in order to garner stronger relations with both. In case, like other establishment owners, you are not well informed of how to execute the implementation of an AED program, all you have to do is to make an extensive research. The internet can be a very useful source for the information you need with the likes of the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross putting all their efforts into giving people the knowledge that they need for the AEDs’ and its importance. To get your first idea of AED programs, here are some of the initial steps you need to do for its implementation.

As an initial startup, you should coordinate with the organizations that support the implementation of these AED programs. You can find many of them available, both in the no-government and government sectors. There are many groups that are very eager to support the advocacy of having a heart-disease free country through the use of the AED devices. Some of the primary examples would be the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Both of which can provide you with all the information that you need in implementing your very own AED program.

Next, obviously you would need the capital to realize your AED implementation. The devices, the training; everything will cost a certain amount so you need to do some planning for its funding. Through the organizations that helped you learn about AED programs, you might have access to a network of people who are willing to invest in your AED program implementation.  Of course, you can also go for the methods of fundraising, grants and endowments to get the financing you need for your AED implementation.

Once you have the money to purchase the devices, the last thing to do is to make a good choice in the products that you will make use of for your AED program. Naturally, some brands and models will be better the others. However, your ultimate goals should be to go for the ones that will give true value for your money.