Presentation on theme: "Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)"— Presentation transcript:
1Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Survival rates plunge 7–10 percent every minute defibrillation is delayed*EMS and hospital code teams can encounter delaysQuick action by the first person on-scene can save a life10090Success rates decrease 7-10% each minute807060% Success504030201012345678910Time (minutes)* Non-linearAdapted from text: Cummins RO, Annals of Emergency Medicine 18:
2What is an AED? Device that looks for shockable heart rhythms Delivers a defibrillation shock if neededSmall, portable, size of laptop computerSimple, automaticAn AED is a device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and tells the user to deliver a shock if it is needed.An AED is small, about the size of a laptop computer. It is portable and can be carried to where the victim is. An AED is very easy to use.This is how it works: (Demonstrate with AED if available)Once the AED is turned on, it begins giving instructions, both audible and written.The AED will tell the user to deliver a shock if it is needed.The AED is designed to prevent a shock from being delivered if it is not needed.
3What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? Used to save the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac ArrestSpecifically designed to allow non-medical personnel with minimal training to successfully defibrillateSafe – Only shocks a patient if a shock is neededThe AED determines if the patient is in Sudden Cardiac Arrest, not the person providing treatment188.8.131.52.
4Anyone Can Use an AEDVoice prompts and visual cues designed for the minimally trained userIt “talks” the user through the process in non-medical terms