Quick-thinking Teacher Saves Coworker’s Life With An AED Device

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The AED Plus guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival helping all sudden cardiac arrest victims, not just those who need a shock.

Bill O’Neal is a teacher that was administering an ACT test to 40 students when he collapsed from a sudden heart attack. He was lucky to live to tell his story. 90% of the people this happens to die before they reach a hospital.

Bill was saved by the people around him knowing exactly what to do, and having the right equipment on hand. Doctors say that survival from sudden heart failure depends on a chain reaction of three things happening quickly:

  • getting EMS on the way
  • performing CPR
  • shocking the patient with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

We’re seeing more and more forward-thinking companies step up their wellness programs with CPR training and AED devices.

Providing high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation are important components in helping to save someones life from sudden cardiac arrest. The ZOLL AED Plus device we provide offers innovative Real CPR Help technology, providing real-time feedback for both rate and depth of chest compressions. This allows the rescuer to be confident that he/she is providing the best CPR to a victim of cardiac arrest. The AED Plus is the first and only automated external defibrillator with this revolutionary technology, and guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival helping all sudden cardiac arrest victims, not just those who need a shock.

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Here’s video of the story from KSDK in St. Louis: