Public Access Defibrillation

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Register your AED today! It allows the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to know your site has an AED. It ensures it will be used in the event of a cardiac arrest.

It is free to register. Make it Public or Private. Manage the hours it is available.

Its Shockingly Simple

Click here to access fillable AED Registration Sheet.  Complete and return to pad@rqhealth.ca

 Thank you for registering your Automated External Defibrillator (AED). You have increased the chances of survival of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

      • Calling 9-1-1 gives you a 5% chance of survival.
      • Calling 9-1-1 and perfoming chest compresssions gives you a 30% chance of survival.
      • Calling 9-1-1, performing chest compressions and using an AED gives over 75% chance of survival.

The PAD Program will work with organizations to implement an AED, create a response plan, assist with monthly maintenance, and offers free ongoing non certified education.

The steps to implementing:

  • Presentation to understand need for an AED and secure funds (Approx. 1600.-2300.)
  • Assist in choosing an AED brand that bests suites the organizational needs, provide demo
  • Site calls vendors and discuss price/service, AED shipped to site
  • Once AED arrives, PAD Program recommends location and provides window/wall signs
  • Ensure monthly inspections are performed and logged online, site inspector maintains information regarding availability, responds, pad/battery expiry, placement details
  • Free non certified education sessions offered to staff/organizational members, hands on training
  • Ensure response plan is in place and well communicated.
  • Ongoing support with maintenance, education, equipment recalls/updates, event follow up/device downloads.

The ideal time for an AED to be used is within 3-4 minutes of collapse. When the electrical activity of the heart malfunctions, The heart quivers or shakes approx.. 250-300 times a minute. There is no time for blood to enter or exit the heart. Chest compressions manually circulates blood and oxygen to keep vital organs alive but will NOT correct the electrical activity. Defibrillation is the only treatment to correct the hearts electrical activity in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest presents without warning signs and is different than a Heart Attack. The person suddenly becomes unconscious and stops breathing or gasps. The Automated External Defibrillator is applied to a person’s bare chest with a set of disposable pads. The pads read through the chest and will tell you if a shock or defibrillation is required to reset the heart. The user pushed the shock button and continues chest compressions. These steps are repeated every two minutes.

Chest Compressions only CPR

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