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Don’t Press Your Luck by Waiting – Be A Lifesaver!

You witness a co-worker suddenly collapse and they are unresponsive. What is your course of action? 
Most people believe that the best thing you can do is call 911 and wait for medical professionals to arrive. Unfortunately, victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have a less than 10% chance of survival on average in the United States.

The first step in any emergency situation is always to call 911, but to give your co-worker, friend, or loved one the best chance of survival—you should immediately begin CPR and use an AED.

As each minute passes, the SCA victim is 10% less likely to survive without CPR or defibrillation with an AED. Average EMS response time in many metro areas is 7-12 minutes, with rural areas taking much longer. Simply put, waiting for EMS to arrive can be detrimental to the victim.

The heart’s dangerous rhythm during cardiac arrest can only be reversed with defibrillation. Using an AED, a lifesaving tool designed for ANYONE to operate, provides defibrillation therapy. AEDs will analyze the patient and ONLY provide a shock if the person needs one. You CANNOT accidentally shock a person using an AED.

Already have AEDs available in your organization or workplace?

Remember, don’t press your luck by ignoring the AED. Implement an AED Management Program so your team is always rescue ready!

• Assign someone to be in charge of maintaining your AED(s)

• Train designated responders at your facility who can confidently respond with highly-effective CPR and quick use of the AED

• Place AEDs in accessible locations with the ability to retrieve an AED and return to patient within 90 seconds

• Make sure the battery and electrode pads are checked regularly (Battery failure is the #1 cause of AEDs not working properly during a rescue)

• Replace expired pads or dead batteries promptly

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Cardio Partners awarded by American Red Cross

Brentwood, TN – Cardio Partners, Inc., a Sarnova company specializing in cardiac products, services and solutions, was awarded by the American Red Cross as their top strategic training partner. Cardio Partners is currently the #1 training provider of American Red Cross BLS First Aid/AED/CPR courses, supplying both traditional and blended courses to companies and individuals nationally.

Cardio Partners offers over 25 CPR and emergency preparedness courses including all relevant courses from the American Red Cross (ARC). With over 500 licensed instructors nationwide and over 350,000 people certified, Cardio Partners is at the forefront of cardiac solutions and training. Brian Leonard, Director of Field Sales and Training, stated:

“Cardio Partners truly appreciates this award. The American Red Cross is a true partner to Cardio Partners working together both organizations have become stronger. This partnership has been key to the growth of Cardio Partners and look forward to a strong relationship for many years to come.”

Jack McMaster, President PHSS Divsion of the American Red Cross, presented the award to Cardio Partners at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) Conference in New Orleans. The ECCU mission is to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest by stimulating effective community, professional and citizen action.

 

About Cardio Partners, Inc.:

Cardio Partners is a national leader in emergency prevention and an ardent advocate in the fight against Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Cardio Partners provides consultation, equipment and end-to-end training, offering a complete cardiac solution to customers. As an authorized master distributer of all FDA-approved defibrillator devices, the company provides customers the best-in-class value for new and recertified equipment. Customers’ emergency preparedness needs are met via Cardio Partners’ nationwide CPR training courses and state-of-the-art program management services. For more information, visit www.cardiopartners.com.

 

About Sarnova:

Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of healthcare products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and acute care markets. The company is comprised of four major business units: Bound Tree Medical, Cardio Partners, Emergency Medical Products and Tri-anim Health Services. Sarnova is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information, visit www.sarnova.com.

 

Media Contact:

Jake Swartz, Senior Marketing Manager, (866) 349-4363, jacob.swartz@cardiopartners.com

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