Important AED Information For All Members:
We recently purchased an AED machine (automated external defibrillator) to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. All are encouraged to read on, learn how to access the machine inside the locked enclosure, and follow its simple operating instructions.
Why did the PTPC invest in an AED Machine?
Having an AED at our club can save precious minutes in reviving any person with ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia.
Where is the club’s AED machine located?
The lock box is right next to the AED cabinet. It holds a key that will open the metal AED cabinet door. Enter the combination 9-1-1 on the lockbox keypad, and press down on the top button to open the shutter door. Remove the key and use it to open the metal AED enclosure.
When operating the AED, once you press the start button on the unit, there will be verbal instructions that prompt you through proper use of the lifesaving device.
What is an AED machine?
An AED, is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. You should always request the assistance of trained medical professionals, but the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes. And for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the odds of survival are reduced by approximately 10%. So, having access to an AED and knowing how to use one, is critical.