Automated External Defibrillators, or AED defibrillators, are portable devices used to restore a normal heartbeat to individuals suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency – the heart suddenly stops beating, often due to an irregular heart rhythm. SCA can occur to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or overall health. Every year, SCA claims the lives of thousands of people, making it one of the leading causes of death in the world.
AED Defibrillators are Easy to Use
Alsco’s AED defibrillators are simple and easy to use. In fact, they are designed especially for non-medical professionals so that anyone, even those without any prior experience with AEDs, can help save a life. AEDs are equipped with clear,easy-to-follow voice and visual prompts that guide the user through the entire resuscitation process.
Having an AED in the workplace is essential for the safety and well-being of employees and visitors. The quicker an AED is used, the higher the chance of survival for the person experiencing SCA. According to Heart Safe Australia, performing defibrillation within the first 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest can increase survival rates by more than 70%.
Buying Versus Renting an Alsco AED
There are two main ways to acquire an AED for the workplace: buying or renting. While buying an AED outright may seem like the more convenient option, renting an AED can be a more cost-effective option in the long run. Here’s why.
- Renting an AED provides businesses with the flexibility to switch to newer, more advanced models as they become available. This ensures that businesses always have access to the latest technology without having to spend additional money to purchase a new AED.
- Renting an AED eliminates the need for costly maintenance and repairs. Like other equipment, AEDs require regular maintenance, including battery replacements and software updates. These costs are covered by the rental company, not your business.
- Renting with a managed care program ensures that the AED is always up-to-date and in good working condition.
- Renting an AED allows businesses to spread out costs over time, rather than having to pay a large upfront fee for purchase.
A Must-Have Workplace Tool
Having an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the workplace is essential for the safety and well-being of employees and visitors. An AED is a more cost-effective option in the long run. Renting provides businesses with the flexibility to switch to newer models, and eliminates the need for costly maintenance and repairs. Without a doubt, AEDs belong in the workplace.
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