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National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and our intention is to help raise awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest and what can be done to help save lives.

Our commitment to helping save lives is deeply rooted in a strong dedication to improve patient survival. For over 50 years, we have strived to continuously develop needs-based products and solutions that make an impact in everyone's life. We believe that by implementing community CPR programs for laypeople and high-quality CPR programs for professional healthcare providers, we can help increase survival rates in our society.

2016 Statistical Update

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

 

Incidence: More than 350,000
Bystander CPR (overall): 46.1%
Survivor rate* (overall): 12
%

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Incidence: 209,000
Survival Rate Adult*: 24.8%
Survival Rate Children: N/A

Importance of AED Deployment

Early defibrillation, within the first 5 minutes, is a key step in the Chain of Survival. With easier and more efficient training solutions, more laypeople could be equipped to function as first responders in the community.

 

Quality CPR relies on delivery of best practices at three critical levels of response...