According to USA Today in, “Six Minutes to Live or Die,” a Mayo Clinic study has determined that a person in cardiac arrest has a window of just six minutes during which their life will be saved or lost.
USA Today goes on to say,
“A one-minute decrease in the  call-to-shock time increases the odds of survival by 57%. In other words, a three-minute reduction in call-to-shock time improves a victim’s odds of survival almost four-fold.”
But many cities have average EMS response times of more than ten minutes.
When a player drops on the field, court, or poolside, will you get a busy signal when you dial 911? Odds are good you will, especially when calling from a cell phone.
Play the odds for your team, coach. Learn First Aid, CPR, and AED skills through Coach Safetm . Ask your team and your team’s parents to learn these skills.
When 250 people from your organization or community take our First Aid, CPR, and AED training online, AHST will donate an AED to your group.
And it’s not just an AED. When 250 more people are trained in basic rescue techniques, that’s 251 more chances that your kids’ lives will be saved in a heartbeat thanks to your caring actions.
Call or email AHST today to learn more about our free AED program.
First Aid and CPR are vital skills for any coach, but when a life is on the line, a nearby AED (Automated External Defibrillator) may make all the difference.
When19-year-old Jordan Myhre was swimming practice laps to prepare for an upcoming triathlon, Coach Frasersmith noticed that the swimmer’s position in the water was oddly crooked. Myhre flipped over on his back and Coach Frasersmith yelled for help to get him out of the water.
A nurse had just walked into the pool area and she helped Jordan’s coach use a poolside AED to analyze Jordan’s heart rhythm and shock his heart to try to restart it. When paramedics arrived, they had to defibrillate Jordan’s heart three more times on the way to the hospital.
Jordan is alive today in large part because his coach paid attention, took quick action and used a nearby AED to help save his life.