The five links in the adult out-of-hospital Chain of Survival are:
1. Recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system- Call 911
2. Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions
3. Rapid defibrillation – AED
4. Basic and advanced emergency medical services
5. Advanced life support and post-cardiac arrest care
CPR and AED training should be core knowledge for all citizens.
Strategies that can be shared at home extend training to a population more likely to witness a cardiac arrest. The more AEDs and training of laypersons present in the community, the greater the likelihood of saving a life. Laypersons are most likely to arrive first at the scene of an arrest and chances are they will know the victim. Prompt action by bystanders is critical to victim survival and is why it is so important for laypersons to be trained in how to use automated external defibrillators and CPR.
EVERYONE should always be trained in CPR and AED usage.
We are working to protect our community by adding more AED programs to increase the chances of survival for people with heart-related emergencies. With proper emergency response training and an emergency plan, an AED could save the life of a co-worker, friend, family member, or stranger.
The Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation has partnered with Lovelace Resuscitation Rangers to educate our community on how to save a life in the event of a Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Resuscitation Rangers is a volunteer program offered by Lovelace Health System which includes Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, the only hospital in the state dedicated entirely to cardiovascular care.
Their mission is to improve outcomes for heart attack and cardiac arrest victims by helping to educate the community on recognizing the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and cardiac arrest, teaching the hands-only CPR method and using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Training is important because treatment of cardiac arrest is a race against the clock. Tragically, approximately 90% of out of hospital cardiac arrest victims dies. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation, with an automated external defibrillator (AED), can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.
Contact the Foundation for information on how your company can be trained to save a life.
Through our Project Pulse AED program we give HeartSine Samaritan PAD 350, AED from AED One Stop Shop.
Below are some videos that help to illustrate the unique features of the HeartSine Samaritan family of products: