OSHA 3185 - Automated External Defibrillators - Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace

OSHA 3185 - Automated External Defibrillators - Saving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Workplace

by Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Overview

Improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest. There are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrests occur at work. Waiting for the arrival of emergency medical system personnel results in only 5-7% survival.
Studies with immediate defibrillation have shown up to 60% survival one year after sudden cardiac arrest.

Automated external defibrillators
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is is a medical device designed to analyze the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal. Ventricular fibrillation is the uncoordinated heart rhythm most often responsible responsible for sudden cardiac arrest.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Publication 3185
U.S. Department of Labor

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015021769
Publisher: Policy Reference Press
Publication date: 07/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 304 KB

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