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AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
AED\'s in the Work Place
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AED\'s in the Work Place

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Helps to understand why an AED is essential in the Workplace.

Helps to understand why an AED is essential in the Workplace.

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  • 1. Are YOU Ready for a Cardiac Emergency?
    Presented by:
    Joel Thiebaut
  • 2. The Odds
    45 per hour
    Source: American Heart Association, 2003
  • 3. Fact vs. Fiction
    Stereotype
    Reality
    Gender
    Male
    Male and Female
    Age
    Old
    Any Age
    Overweight
    Smoker
    High cholesterol
    RiskFactors
    Often No Clear
    Risk Factors
    Medical
    History
    Often No
    Cardiac History
    Heart Attack
    Presenting
    Symptoms
    Chest Pain
    Dizziness
    Often No
    Symptoms
  • 4. The Healthy Heart
    stimulates a mechanical event…
    ...resulting in coordinated heart pumping, and regular pulse.
    Main Pumping
    Chambers
    A Series of Events
    An electrical event…
  • 5. Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    A Heart in Distress
    Uncoordinated, very fast heart rhythm
    Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
    Ineffective heart pump
    Unconscious, no breathing, no pulse
    Death certain without defibrillation
    Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer
  • 6. The Cardiac Chain of Survival
  • 7. The Case for Early CPR
    CPR circulates oxygen enriched bloodthroughout the victim whose heart isno properly pumping
    Early CPR will prolong VF (the window of time during which defibrillation can occur)
    CPR alone will not eliminate VF
    An interruption in CPR is associated with a decreased probability of conversion ofVF to another rhythm
    AHA Circulation. 2005;112:IV-35-IV-46, Part 5
  • 8. The Case for Early Defibrillation
    100
    Optimal Response Time for most EFFECTIVE AED usage
    90
    Chances of survival reduced 7% to 10% each minute
    80
    70
    60
    % Survival
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    30
    20
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    Time (minutes)
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    Cummins RO, et al. Guidelines 2005 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (Circulation. 2005;112:IV-35-IV-46)
  • 9. Defibrillation plus CPR – A Critical Combination
    An AED detects an abnormal rhythm and sends an electrical current to stopthis rhythm to allow the heart torestart with a normal beat
    After the shock is delivered, thenimmediately resumeCPR until the victimbegins to move
    An AED will reanalyze the victim every 2 minutes. This analysis should take less than 15 seconds
    AEDs are of no value for arrest not caused by VF
    AHA Circulation. 2005;112:IV-35-IV-46, Part 5
  • 10. An Actual Event
    32 sec
  • 11. 22 sec
  • 12. OSHA Best Practices Guide
    All worksites are potential candidates for AED programs because of the possibility of SCA and the need for timely defibrillation.
    The training program should be designedor adapted for the specific worksite and may include first-aid instruction in … performing CPR and using an AED.
    Instructor-led retraining for lifethreateningemergencies should occur at least annually.
  • 13. Q & A about an AED
    What if the victim has a pulse and I can’t feel it?
    Can I hurt someone using the AED?
    Is there legal liability?
    • Can not make things worse
    • 14. All AEDs are designed to shock only when needed
    • 15. Product indemnification policy
    • 16. Good Samaritan laws, CASA act, AHA standard of care
  • The Features of An AED
    Listening to an AED
    Appropriate Storage
    Proper Placement
    Maintaining the Equipment
    Questions and Answers?

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