For members who purchased an AED through the KLCOA purchase program a few years ago, it is time to replace the battery and pads. These replacements are available at a cost of $199.
We are also offering to again co-ordinate the purchase of the 350P AED units for those who are interested. The pricing per unit will range from $1399 if we are only able to sell 1 unit to as little as $999 if we sell more than 50 units, as well as refurbished 300PAEDs priced at $699 with a 2 year warranty. Please spread the word to friends & neighbours about this AED program. AED’s can be kept for cottage, vehicle and home use, making it very versatile and cost effective.
Frances Duiker is coordinating the AED Group Purchase and battery replacement – please let her know at email@example.com by September 15th if you are interested in purchasing one (and whether you would like the watertight carrying case at $109). Once she knows how many people are interested, she will let you know what the final price will be.
Automated External Defibrillators, “AED’s” can play a vital role in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation response. With Emergency Medical Technicians so far away from Kennisis, the use of AED’s can greatly enhance the chances of survival when CPR is required.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation says that each year 40,000 Canadians suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) which occurs when an individual’s heart stops beating. The person loses consciousness and blood flow to the brain and vital organs is cut off. If the heart is not restarted within a few minutes, brain damage and death occur. Of those SCA that happen out of hospital, less than 5% survive due to delays in recognizing the cardiac emergency and access to appropriate care.
Research has demonstrated that early defibrillation is a vital step in reducing premature death from sudden cardiac arrest in Canada. The use of an AED with CPR within the first three minutes of a cardiac arrest can increase an individual’s chance of survival by up to 75%. The survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest without CPR is zero. For every one minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7-10%.