In addition, most facilities do not properly notify building occupants that there is an AED on site. No building deploys fire extinguishers without proper signage. Why would you deploy an AED without letting the people who are trained to use it know where it is?
Guaranteeing Successful PAD Programs
There has been a dramatic improvement in AED technology, making them far easier to use and better suited for use by lay providers than ever before. As a result, more PAD programs are springing up throughout the country. EMS agencies should embrace this movement and help organizations properly deploy AEDs. This means that AEDs should be placed in areas that are accessible to a majority, if not all, of a building's occupants, and signage should be adequate to let people within the building know an AED is on site and where it is located. The more AEDs that are deployed, the safer our communities will be when it comes to addressing the ever-increasing occurrences of SCA.