For a long time we have known the importance of using AED’s in situations of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or SCA.
Science is making great progression in understanding the timing as to when these devices are best used. However, the simple fact remains, that for bystanders, or the average first aider, the sooner the AED can be placed and a shock delivered, the better! Recently at the Emergency Care Conference in Toronto, some of the leading experts in the field of emergency response and the science of saving lives, came together to discuss, just how we can be better. While it may not make sense fiscally to have an AED on every corner, the more we can have out there, the better the chance that it will be used to save a life. Here is a great video about just how amazing a difference these devices can have. The combination of someone being trained and comfortable in using an AED, and willing to use those skills when the situation arises, we can all help save lives. Let’s make more stories like Anna’s.