Monday, July 11, 2005

Workplace AED's

An article from our hometown Des Moines Business Record about the use of automated defibrillators (AED's) in the workplace.

Central Iowa businesses are becoming much more aware of AEDs, said Rob Schweers, a spokesman for the Iowa Heart Center, which has assisted companies in buying AEDs at discounted prices. Schweers estimates there are probably at least 1,100 AEDs in place throughout Central Iowa.

From the perspective of an emergency room physician, “it’s just very important that these devices are in public places,” said Dr. Larry Baker, director of the emergency departments of Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. “If an individual goes down with a heart-related incident, this is by far the most effective process, far better than just doing CPR.”


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