Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem, can strike anyone, and affects an estimated 500,000 people every year. Having an accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) used to quickly deliver a life-saving shock often means the difference between life and death.
When a victim experiences sudden cardiac arrest, with a shockable rhythm, every minute counts; every minute a victim goes without defibrillation, the chances for survival decrease by 7-10 percent. With minimal training, anyone can learn to operate an AED safely. Watch the video below for an overview of how AEDs work.
To learn more about how to use an AED or receive First Aid and CPR training, contact USU's emergency manager.