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Time is of the Essence - Protection from the Leading Causes of Premature Death

Did you know, Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHSCA) is responsible for approximately 350,000 deaths in the US annually and is responsible for twice as many fatalities than all other workplace injuries combined?

Once people call emergency services for help, they need the right equipment and confidence to act, to keep the victim alive for the 7 - 14 minutes it takes for EMS to arrive. Since severe bleeding can become fatal in 3-5 minutes and airway complications can cause hypoxic brain death in as little as six minutes, it is critical that ordinary citizens are prepared to deal with unexpected medical emergencies while they wait for professional first responders.

That means having the necessary tools at your disposal to manage anything from bleeding injuries to cardiac arrest, choking burns, or even hypothermia. The time after all is of the essence.

Join Spiff Walsh as he walks us through how to be prepared in different emergency situations and some solutions that save lives in the minutes before EMS arrives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Importance of Quick Response: The webinar emphasizes the significance of quick response in emergency situations where every second counts. It highlights the need for immediate action to save lives before emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.

  2. Comprehensive Emergency Solutions: The webinar introduces Zoll's Rescue System as a complete solution for workplace, community, and school emergencies. It emphasizes the importance of having the necessary tools and resources to manage various emergency situations, including bleeding injuries, cardiac arrest, choking, burns, hypothermia, and trauma.

  3. Addressing Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Sudden cardiac arrest is highlighted as a leading cause of death in the United States. The webinar stresses the importance of having accessible defibrillators (AEDs) and highlights Zoll's AED products, their durability, and unique features like CPR help technology.

  4. Trauma Response: The webinar discusses the significance of trauma response in preventing preventable traumatic deaths. It mentions Zoll's mobilized trauma response kits and their ability to provide guidance, protocols, and tools for assessing, managing, and treating various traumatic situations such as impalement, trapped limbs, choking, overdoses, and gunshot wounds.

  5. Importance of Training and Compliance: The webinar emphasizes the need for proper training and compliance to ensure the effectiveness of emergency response systems. It introduces Zoll's training programs, including CPR, AED, first aid, and bloodborne pathogens training, and the use of their software system called PlusTrack to manage readiness and compliance.

Spiff Walsh
Spiff Walsh

Strategic Account Manager at ZOLL Medical Corporation

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