When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7% to 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. According to studies, 90% of the time, AEDs are able to detect a rhythm that should be defibrillated – and 95% they can detect when a rhythm should not be defibrillated. AED’s can be made part of emergency response programs that also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of CPR. All three of these activities are vital to improving survival from cardiac arrest.
|AED First Aid tools|
|Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)|
"Ï hope we will be able to influence people who will be seeing this video. I have been calling cities to have AED devices,"said Gomez during the interview. Gomez claims that he had experienced saving someone because of AED and CPR. He truly advocates first aid and lifesaving training that he sees to it that even in his household, his helpers are also trained with basic life saving skills as well as Heimlich maneuver just in case someone accidentally got choked. "Ïmportante yung ganung skills, because you never know. So i made sure our household helpers are equipped with such skills because it's crucial to save lives."
|Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez during the Q & A with media men|
"Personally, I want people to know CPR in case of emergency. I have had the experience with a friend dying in front of me. I wasn't able to save his life although I tried performing CPR on the way to the hospital,"relates Mayor Gomez.
|Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez during the press conference|
|Of course, Purple Plum Fairy also took the opportunity to have a photo taken with Mayor Richard Gomez|
"We need to catch up with our Asian and Western counterparts which have all been CPR-Ready for the longest time. Their citizens as young as 8 years old know how to do CPR and AEDs are installed in strategic public places,"said Philippine Heart Association President Dr. Nanette Rey.
|Philippine Heart Association President Dr. Nanette Rey.|
Get me an AED!!!” Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has the ability to save countless lives, and that is why they should be located in as many places in the community as possible.
AEDs are important because they strengthen the Chain of Survival. They can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. New, portable AEDs enable more people to respond to a medical emergency that requires defibrillation. When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7% to 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. AEDs save lives.
|The Philippine Heart Association officers with Mayor Gomez|
The said campaign seeks to transform every establishment, destination and community into a CPR-equipped facility/community/city, and to put the country on the international CPR-Ready countries.
|The Philippine Heart Association with Mayor Richard Gomez|
For more information on CPR on Wheels as well as basic life saving CPR, AED skills training and Gadget AED. Ph campaign, you may contact the PHA at their secretariat office email@example.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+632) 470.5525.