www.kitcarecorp.com info@kitcarecorp.com 192 Call us today at 1-800-387-1858 or 416-243-3030 Defibrillator Information 911 According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 13% of all workplace fatalities result from sudden cardiac arrest. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 100 80 60 40 20 0 Time is the critical factor Several studies docu ment the effects of time to defibrillation and the effects of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on survival from SCA. For every minute that passes between collapse and defibrillation, survival rates from witnessed VF SCA decrease 7 to 10 percent if no CPR is provided. VF rarely converts spontaneously. ItÊs ultimately a defibrillator that saves lives. Make sure you have one when itÊs needed. When you bring AEDs to your facility, you empower teachers, employees, and/or bystanders to all become part of the chain of survival According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC), a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim requires defibrillation to stop ventricular fibrillation (VF), an often-fatal heart abnormality. The sooner the defibrillation, the better the victimÊs chances of survival ‡ precisely why having your own automated external defibrillator (AED) to use while you're waiting for emergency medical responders ‡ is so important. Minutes to Defibrillation Shock Percent Survival Rate