Automatic External Defibrillator
Protect hearts with AEDs! In an emergency situation, automated external defibrillators can treat sudden cardiac arrest through the use of electrode pads and batteries. With these easy to use medical devices, a shock is sent to the heart via the surface of the skin to help hearts start pumping in rhythm again.
Having an AED station like this in your school or place of business might not just be a good idea that will save a life someday – it could also be the law.
Where are AEDs Required by Law?
Twenty states in the U.S. currently have laws mandating AEDs in schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Fourteen states also require AEDs in gyms and/or health clubs: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Rhode Island.
Many local municipalities or states require AEDs in other places as well, like dental offices, swimming pools, and more. Check with your attorney to see if AEDs are required for businesses in your state or city if you aren’t sure. If you are required, or just want to be prepared for an emergency, this wall station is a great way to comply.