If you’re the facility manager of an organization that’s invested in an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) – and has taken steps to ensure all employees know where it is – then we believe some congratulations are in order. This is because, according to the American Heart Association, over 50% of American employees either don’t have an AED in their workplace, or do not know where one is located. Taking the initiative to keep your employees safe is especially meaningful in today’s health climate, where 10,000 cardiac arrests occur every year in American workplaces.
But even if you’ve done everything to ensure AEDs and other medical supplies are available in times of emergency, there’s still a grave obstacle that needs overcoming every time a life needs saving. Employees may feel uncomfortable rendering assistance as an untrained bystander when witnessing a severe injury or medical emergency, because they simply aren’t sure what to do.
If they feel overwhelmed, confused or helpless during a medical emergency, precious minutes will inevitably be lost waiting for EMS personnel, leading the likelihood of survival to drop significantly. It can take over 10 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, but many medical emergencies can be fatal long before then. As Christopher Strattner notes, severe bleeding can lead to death in 3 minutes, while serious breathing problems can prove fatal in 6 minutes. Every minute that passes after a sudden cardiac arrest lowers the chance of survival by approximately 10%, according to the AHA.
This is why everyone in your workplace needs the knowledge and confidence to use the equipment and act swiftly when their co-workers’ lives are on the line.
Empower your employees with The Mobilize Rescue System
The Mobilize Rescue System, which includes the Mobilize Rescue mobile app and the Comprehensive Rescue System of medical supplies, is designed to guide anyone through the first critical minutes of a medical emergency; be it a seizure, breathing difficulty, or sudden cardiac arrest.
With the Mobilize Rescue System in your workplace, employees never have to feel helpless during a medical emergency. All they need is the information contained in the Mobilize Rescue app, access to the life-saving supplies in the Comprehensive Rescue System, and the willingness to help someone in need.
Getting to know the Mobilize Rescue mobile app
The Mobilize Rescue mobile app makes it possible for anyone to know exactly what to do in an emergency. Drawing on the advice, protocols and best practices of the AHA, the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and the American College of Surgeons, the app can guide a bystander through the critical moments following a workplace accident or cardiac event.
In the unfortunate event of multiple victims in the same incident, such as a mass shooting or a natural disaster, the Mobilize Rescue app can also help prioritize treatment according to the severity of injuries so as to save as many lives as possible. To learn more about the Mobilize Rescue mobile app and how you can give your employees access, visit this web page.
Unpacking the Comprehensive Rescue System
The full Mobilize Rescue System includes all the equipment and supplies needed for a workplace bystander to get the most value from the mobile app and, more importantly, save lives. These supplies are available in a portable case that includes a built-in digital screen to visually guide you through the necessary steps. The case is water-resistant and durable, preventing wear-and-tear and ensuring everything works as intended when needed.
The Comprehensive Rescue System offers an unprecedented range of treatment capabilities, from severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, choking, and more. As it eliminates all uncertainty and guesswork from taking action in a medical emergency, it truly is the perfect complement to your organization’s AED. For more information on the Comprehensive Rescue System, visit this web page.
The Mobilize Rescue Systems and PlusTrac™ AED Management work together to provide you with the step-by-step guidance you need to perform critical first aid care during a sudden cardiac event. Download the app today or click here to take advantage of PlusTrac™ AED Management’s free trial.