Here is the substantiation provided to the code examining committees.
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“Matt Zavadsky dared to ask a provocative question in his presentation at the American Ambulance Association conference this past November, “Do Ambulance Response Times Really Matter?”
Safety agencies need to address the fact that thousands of people are dying needlessly in high rise and office buildings each year, because EMS simply can’t get to them in time. Arrest victims and rescuers have no access to the only device that can save them – an AED.
If a pulse is not restored before EMS transport, additional efforts at the receiving hospital almost invariably fail.
From 50% 50 years ago, actual fire calls are now just 1% of fire department responses, who are now “there to stop the clock”.
Given our overweight and aging boomer generation, expect life safety to emerge as a welcome and affordable concept.
The Tandem AED/EMS strategy has an in-house AED delivering its lifesaving treatment well within four minutes. EMS then arrives some minutes later to consolidate the rescue.
Common questions about AEDs and Public Access Defibrillation (PADs), with answers from the American Heart Association
The surgeons and firefighters who worked on me all say the key item in surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the availability of a defibrillator within 2 or 3 minutes.
US National NEMSIS cardiac arrest elapsed patient care times as an average (table) and as a 90th Fractile (graph).
It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude.
Public-access defibrillation with AEDs is being implemented in many countries with considerable financial implications.
In large cities traffic and access to building complexes are serious obstacles to SCA rescue vehicles. On-site AEDs and elevators are a lasting and obvious solution.