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QuickMedical Responds to Oregon Bill Requiring Businesses to Carry Defibrillators
Date:12/15/2009

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.

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 th
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