Whether you are prepared or not, emergencies happen. According to dictionary.com, the very definition of the word is “a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action,” The keyword here is unexpected. When an emergency hits, people in your facility are in danger. Lives are at stake.
Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that creates an abnormal rhythm, which prevents the heart from pumping blood to the vital organs, including the brain. Quick action, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), could save a victim from dying or suffering irreversible brain damage.