Automated External Defibrillators as Gifts

Automated External Defibrillators as Gifts

This morning I felt the chill in the air which told me that summer is making way for Fall, then Winter, and then the Holidays! I should start working on a Christmas gift list, and just don’t have enough hours in the day (all that went through my head in about two seconds flat) …ARGHHH!!

Then I started thinking about making the case for AED’s as Holiday gifts!

No other gift has the potential to save a life during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) like an AED.

No iPhone or Droid app, not a 60in 4XHD Display Flat Screen TV, iPad, XBox or Play Station or Kindle has the capability at this moment, but I would guess there will be an app that would be able to in the future.

800,000 people in the United States will suffer a heart attack this year, of those 800,000, 47,000 will have a second, almost half will have a shockable rhythm, and in any case most will need CPR.

So when you are making your list, and checking it twice think about it…

What is the best gift you can possibly give a person? (hint, every mother knows the answer to this one).

Put your answer below in comments.

AEDs Are “Life Insurance”

AEDs Are “Life Insurance”

A few years ago I read a story about a Kent Washington Police Officer who saved the life of a student with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), I searched the headlines for other saves by quick thinking First Responders who used an AED in addition their First Aid Training to save a life.

One thing that I noticed as I combed through stories in the Media, they often confuse Heart Attack and a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Here is a link explaining the difference between a Sudden Cardiac Arrest & A Heart Attack

Or read below.

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage. Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and intense. More often, though, symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. Unlike with sudden cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. The heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men.

What is cardiac arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and often without warning. It is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes if the victim does not receive treatment.

What is the link?

These two distinct heart conditions are linked. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur after a heart attack, or during recovery. Heart attacks increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Most heart attacks do not lead to sudden cardiac arrest. But when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, heart attack is a common cause. Other heart conditions may also disrupt the heart’s rhythm and lead to sudden cardiac arrest. These include a thickened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), heart failure, arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation, and long Q-T syndrome.

We Have The HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 350P AED

We Have The HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 350P AED

Northwest Response is proud to announce our distributorship with HeartSine®

The HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 350P Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is simply a fantastic lightweight home, office, auto or boat AED weighing in at only 2.5lbs

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) often strikes without warning. There’s little time to react and no time to think, so it’s important to have the HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 350P defibrillator on hand.

The 350P is a clinically advanced, lightweight, compact, easy-to-use, and portable AED. Audio and visual prompts guide the user step by step through the rescue process.

From trained first aiders to professional responders, the 350P is designed so that anyone, anywhere, anytime can save a life.

  • Compact and lightweight portable AED
  • Easy to use
  • SCOPE Technology – HeartSine’s unique biphasic waveform. Developed through extensive experimental and clinical testing, the SCOPE system gives unrivaled performance and optimizes the chances for defibrillation success.
  • The samaritan PAD has a rating of IP56, providing the 350P defibrillator with the highest level of protection from dust or moisture ingress in the industry.

The 350P uses HeartSine’s practical Pad-Pak, which incorporates the battery and electrodes in a single-use cartridge – meaning only one expiration date to monitor and only one item to replace after use. The 350P is suitable for use on adults and children. For children younger than 8 years or weighing less than 25kg (55 lbs.), a Pediatric-Pak is available.

How It Works

The HeartSine samaritan PAD is an automated external defibrillator (AED) that analyzes the heart rhythm and delivers an electrical shock to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in order to restore the heart to normal rhythm.

  1. The rescuer turns on the HeartSine samaritan PAD.
  2. Clear, calm instructions guide the rescuer through visual and audio prompts.
  3. The system guides user from pad application to shock delivery, if required.

In addition, a CPR tone and flashing icon coaches the rescuer in delivering chest compressions according to ERC 2010 Guidelines.

It’s lifesaving, pure and simple.

*Order Yours Today and as always you receive free CPR/AED Training!
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When you purchase a new AED from Northwest Response we will provide complementary Emergency Medical Response CPR/AED training for customers within our service area.

Classes are approximately 1 (1) hours, and may be attended by up to ten (10) individuals. Training facility must comply with our safe, warm and clean learning environment standards.

To schedule your training session; first purchase your AED unit and one of our trainers will contact you about delivery options and training dates.  If you have any pre purchase questions please call or email us, we are happy to assist you in your purchasing decisions and questions.

Our Service area encompasses all of Western Washington.

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AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Demos

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Demos

Shopping for an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)?

One of the reasons we don’t buy certain items on-line is because we still want to see, touch and examine the product. Like a car, or maybe a mattress, we want to take it for a test drive, get that new car smell, or recline on a new mattress, then we make our decision, and sometimes that includes returning to the internet and doing some comparative shopping.

Buying an AED is no different. Unless you are very familiar with the product already, you may be unlikely to purchase the item on-line, and that may delay your purchase of a very important life saving device in a SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest).

Northwest Response brings the product directly to you. We can walk you through the features of the AED and answer any pre-purchase questions you may have, and a few you didnt know you had.

To schedule a complementary DEMO of the ZOLL, Heartsine or Phillips AED, call us at 253-238-0519 or send us an email via this link.

We look forward to assisting you in your purchase of a new AED.

Northwest Response is an Authorized Distributor for ZOLL & Heartsine Automated External Defibrillator’s
The HeartSine 450P with CPR Rate Advisor

The HeartSine 450P with CPR Rate Advisor

Northwest Response is a proud distributor of the The HeartSine 450P with CPR Rate Advisor

What is all the excitement about?

Real-Time CPR Rate Feedback

While some cardiac events are treatable with effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) alone, others require a combination of effective CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver a lifesaving shock within the first few minutes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In both cases, effective CPR contributes to an increase of survival rates of up to 75%.

More than a simple AED, the HeartSine samaritan® PAD 450P with integrated CPR Rate Advisor™ provides real-time visible and audible feedback to the rescuer on the rate of chest compressions during an SCA resuscitation.

CPR Rate Advisor™

While some SCA victims benefit from the delivery of a shock, effective CPR with minimum interruption will maximize the chances of a positive outcome for virtually every SCA victim.  Using HeartSine’s proprietary ICG-based technology, the SAM 450P with CPR Rate Advisor provides the rescuer with continuous real-time verbal prompts of “Push faster,” “Push slower,” or “Good speed” to help achieve the optimum rate of compressions as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for CPR. Similarly, the SAM 450P detects if CPR has stopped, and prompts the rescuer to “Begin CPR” until CPR has resumed.

The SAM 450P also incorporates an intuitive LED-based visual feedback feature that operates in tandem with the verbal prompts enabling rescuers to operate in extra noisy environments.

Watch this video to learn more about our revolutionary CPR Rate Advisor technology:

It’s lifesaving, pure and simple.

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