Intending to save lives, Mindray has created the AED for schools. These devices will be made available to every school in the future.
Automated External Defibrillators for Schools
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) deliver an electric shock to the heart to restore normal cardiac rhythm. AEDs are designed for use by laypersons and can be found in various public places, including schools.
The use of AEDs in schools is becoming increasingly common, as they can potentially save the lives of students who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States and often strikes without warning. Having an AED on hand in a school setting can help ensure that students receive prompt treatment during SCA.
How to use an AED
Using an AED is a simple process: first, the user must turn on the device and follow the prompts. Next, the electrodes must appropriately be placed on the victim’s bare chest. Once the electrodes are in place, the AED will analyze the victim’s heart rhythm and determine whether or not a shock is needed. If a shock is needed, the AED will deliver it automatically; if not, the user will be prompted to perform CPR.
When using an AED, it is important to remember to stay calm and follow the prompts. It is also important to ensure that the victim’s chest is dry and free of oils or lotions, as these can interfere with electrode placement.
Mindray is a leading AED provider and has partnered with several school districts across the country to provide these lifesaving devices for their campuses. It is a major step forward in ensuring that all students have access to potentially lifesaving treatment in the event of SCA.
We encourage all schools to consider investing in AEDs for their campuses. For more information about Mindray’s AED solutions, please visit our website or contact us today.