Project PulseAED Program
In the past year, between 250,000-400,000* Americans died of sudden cardiac arrest, and nearly 50,000 of these deaths were preventable if someone had started the Cardiac Chain of Survival and if an Automated External Defibrillator was available for immediate use.
Through our program, qualifying businesses and organizations may apply with the Foundation for an AED unit.
WHAT IS SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is completely unpredictable! It can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere and any age. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. In fact, the victim is clinically dead. Project Pulse AED Program offers first responders and by-standers the training and technology to aid in the prevention of premature death in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. The AED units are about the size of a laptop computer, providing an analysis of abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm, and if required, can direct the user to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. This defibrillation (shock) may help the heart establish an effective rhythm. Seconds really do count in an emergency. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation to restore the hearts normal rhythm, the chances of survival decreases by about ten percent. It is estimated that more than 95% of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. Using an AED saves lives!