Have you seen (or seen them used) defibrillators in any public places?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Have you seen (or seen them used) defibrillators in any public places?
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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:21pm

According to a new study, widespread use of defibrillators has saved quite a few lives.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2011

I haven't seen defibrillators used in public places but I work with an organization in my community who has made it their mission to implement AED's into business all round the region.

Many studies have shown that AED's double the chances of survival in the instance of sudden cardiac arrest and are much more effective than CPR.

Unfortunately, there are many public places that still do not have AED's available for use.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

It definitely does...:)

<3


Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

That's so awesome!

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Thanks Carol for sharing that.

Lorie

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
That's great! I'm so glad that it was put to good use and a life was saved because of it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
I think knowing that it's there is good and I'm glad that it makes you feel safer!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010

A few months ago I saw on the local news that a man had collapsed in cardiac arrest on the steps of the county courthouse in Pittsburgh.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

We have one at our Local Public Library.

It has been moved but I am aware of the new location in the Library.

I do have my Infant/Adult CPR so I do think if necessary I would definitely help someone in need.

My beloved Mom died of a heart attack many years ago.

Since hers and mine not quite three years ago, I think it's great that they have these available.

I know feel safer having one there.

<3

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
It's nice to know they are there, but I hope there is never any cause to need to use them!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010

We had 2 of them where I worked.