Office AED Program

AEDs For Offices Are Becoming a “Standard-of-Care.”
Does Your Office Have One?

According to the American Heart Association, more than 100,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of the home and hospital each year in the United States. Tragically, 2 out of 3 of these victims could actually have been saved with early CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit.

SCA is a disruption in the heart’s electrical system that causes the heart to stop beating and prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching the victim’s brain and other vital organs. Without oxygen going to the brain, the first sign or symptom of SCA is when the victim suddenly collapses and loses consciousness. Without a “shock” from a defibrillator to restart their heart, they will die within minutes. In fact, with every minute that passes after the onset of SCA, a victim’s chances of survival decrease by 7-10%. Therefore, the immediate application and use of an AED is critical for saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. SCA victims who get a shock from a bystander have 2.73x the odds of survival vs. victims who don’t get treatment until Emergency Medical Services Arrive. Learn more about the importance of responding to SCA as fast as possible.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, and is the leading cause of death for people over the age of 40. SCA can be unpredictable and can happen to people who are seemingly healthy. Given this, it is important that businesses prepare for SCA by placing AED units throughout their facility to protect their employees and visitors.

The only therapy to treat someone in SCA is a life-saving defibrillation shock from an AED!

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01Having AEDs available and accessible at your business will protect all the customers and visitors that come through your doors. Here’s a story of a restaurant with an AED that saved their customer’s life.

02AEDs also create a safer workplace for your employees. This quick-thinking co-worker saved her colleague's life.

03AEDs can be used by others to save lives at your business. This gym-goer rescued a 16-year old girl who went into SCA while on the treadmill.

04Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, encountering someone in SCA isn't a matter of if, but when.

05AEDs are simple to use. There are many well-researched publications proving even children can use AEDs!

Every Office Benefits from
Having an AED On Site

A life saving AED installed in your workplace means employees, visitors, and patrons are protected.

"Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Victims in the Workplace"

Read OSHA's (Occupational Safety and Health Administration's) full article.

Our campaign calls upon decision-makers in workplaces ... to place AEDs in the same locations as a fire extinguisher.

Michael Kurz

MD, Chair of the American Heart Association’s Systems of Care Subcommittee
and associate professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine

Choosing an AED for Your Workplace

Buying AEDs for
Your Office

Guidelines for Your Office AED Program

Types of Buildings That Should Have AEDs

More Information & Resources

AED Comparison Tool

The Cost of Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace

American Workers Unprepared for Workplace Cardiac Emergencies

AHA Workforce Training

FAQs About Office AEDs