EMED launched its Heart Safe Communities intiative in 2005, with the goal of saving even more lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Its aim is to improve survival rates by teaching how to recognize cardiac emergencies early, making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily available so that early defibrillation is possible, and strengthening the chain of survival at every step:
• Early access to 9-1-1 or local emergency response team
• Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Early defibrillation
• Early advanced emergency care
Heart Safe Communities want to give everyone struck down by sudden cardiac arrest another chance at life. Caring people in these communities place AEDs in the hands of local EMS, fire service and police personnel. They also place AEDs in strategic locations where people congregate: schools, health clubs, sports stadiums, public buildings and homes — wherever people live, work or play. Doing so enables the first person on the scene, even someone with minimal training, to give potentially life-saving therapy before paramedics arrive to deliver advanced emergency care.
Contact EMED today for assistance in starting a Heart Safe Community Program in your community.
1515 South Bowman Road, Suite E
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Office: (501) 223-5157
Toll Free: (866) 327-EMED(3633)
Facsimile: (877) 329-EMED (3633)