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QuickMedical Responds to Oregon Bill Requiring Businesses to Carry Defibrillators

Starting January 1, 2010 Oregon will require that certain businesses with large areas where people gather, need to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) readily available. Fire and rescue personnel agree that for any size business, agency or organization, an AED is a good investment.

Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2009 -- Starting January 1, 2010 Oregon will require that certain businesses with large areas where people gather, need to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) readily available. Fire and rescue personnel agree that for any size business, agency or organization, an AED is a good investment.

Each year, more than 950,000 adult Americans die from cardiovascular disease, making it the number one killer in the United States. At least 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest before they reach the hospital.

According to medical experts, the key to survival is timely initiation of a "chain of survival", including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

AEDs are very accurate and easy to use. With a few hours of training, just about anyone can learn to operate an AED safely.

"These machines save lives," said Oregon Senator Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), chief sponsor of the S.B. 556 bill. "AED's are the fire extinguishers of the 21st century-the sooner more are available in public places, the more lives we can save."

External defibrillators or AEDs are a portable electronic device that can stop heart arrhythmia and thereby help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. These new devices are designed to be used by non medical personnel who have received AED training; much like the CPR training many people receive.

The new AED devices will analyze the heart rhythm by themselves, diagnose the shockable rhythms and charge to treat; this means that no clinical skill is required in their use.

"This bill is designed to help save lives and all fifty states have adopted similar legislation," said Scott Hanna, CEO at QuickMedical. "We also understand that training in the use of the AED devices has been an issue for some companies, so we're offering the Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator and the Zoll AED Trainer with free shipping plus other purchasing incentives."

Oregon Senator Alan Bates (D-Ashland) a practicing physician said, "More and more Oregonians are getting trained in the use of AEDs. The next step to saving lives is to make sure these machines are available in all of our shopping centers, office buildings, sporting arenas and other public places."

About QuickMedical:

QuickMedical is your online medical, veterinary, industrial, home and fitness supply store. Started in 1993 they have nearly 15,000 items to choose from; all competitively priced and many items with free shipping.

About Zoll :

Many people die unnecessarily every day from both sudden cardiac death and trauma. Sudden death, with survival at a dismal 5%-15%, is the leading global killer. More than 1,000 lives are lost each day in the U.S. to sudden cardiac death alone, with more than 1 million deaths occurring annually worldwide. While AEDs are helping to save lives, much more can be accomplished with improved CPR practices, and earlier use of existing and new technology. For ZOLL,® named after founder Paul M. Zoll, M.D., a pioneer in cardiac pacing and defibrillation, resuscitation has been our singular focus for nearly three decades. Consistency in management, ownership, and a approach are what distinguish ZOLL.As a financially strong, independent company, we have steadfastly developed products that matter to our customers, with an unmatched quality and reliability record. Our commitments to be the dependable choice.


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