Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are portable, lightweight devices that analyze a patient's EKG. When appropriate, the AED delivers an electrical pulse through the heart to restore a normal heart rhythm.
Clinical studies estimate that the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest increases 50 - 70% when an AED is available and used on a victim within 3 - 5 minutes from the onset of a cardiac arrest. Now an individual, following clear voice directions from the AED, can increase patient survivability through the push of a button from an AED.
In order to increase the use of AED's, the San Marcos Fire Department serves as a member agency to San Diego Project Heart Beat (SDPHB).
The San Marcos Fire Department offers AED training during its bi-monthly CPR classes.
For more information about AED or San Diego Project Heart Beat, please contact:
|San Marcos Fire Department
||Emergency medical Services Coordinator
|1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3410