AED’S (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS)

Workplace AED programs save lives.

AED Services

Having AED’s on-site that are properly maintained with trained responders who know how to use them can make the difference between life and death for an employee or visitor that suffers sudden cardiac arrest.

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Total AED Program Support

AED Equipment and Supplies

We offer a full line of AED Equipment and Supplies, featuring the ZOLL AED defibrillator and many other brands of AED’s. Our expert staff will assist you in determining which AED is the best fit for your workplace. Our excellent customer care includes delivery, installation and ongoing support of your new defibrillator.

It is a common misconception that performing CPR is enough until the EMS team arrives. It is not. Although CPR helps maintain blood flow to the brain and heart, defibrillation is the only definitive treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), and the sooner the better. AEDs and the Chain of Survival can have a significant impact in saving more lives.

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AED Services

AED services can help every organization save lives. These services can be especially helpful for companies with multiple locations, restricted or secure areas, and different facility types, such as administrative offices and manufacturing plants.

  • Site Assessment – Our safety professionals will evaluate your site(s) to determine the proper AED program for your company’s needs, size, and facilities.

  • AED Placement – We will determine AED placement based on building layout, employee count and concentration, and other industry best practices.

  • AED Training & Refresher Training – DFW Safety & First Aid can provide on-site AED training so your employees know how and when to use an AED.

  • AED Inspection & Supply Replenishment – It is important to have an AED maintenance program in place so your equipment is always functioning optimally and is ready if someone suffers a SCA in the workplace.

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Complete AED Management System

PlusTrac (TM) is an interactive, web-based AED management system that ensures the ongoing compliance of your AED Program. It can be accessed via an Internet connection and a web browser.

Currently, all 50 states require the routine maintenance of AED devices according to manufacturer warranties in order for their indemnification provision to be extended to acquirers. Understanding the impact of this requirement, PlusTrac (TM) provides the only true interactive routine maintenance manager in the marketplace today.

PlusTrac (TM) features an Interactive Reporting console, which allows you to view the overall status of your AED Program with a single click. With one simple click, you can view the readiness of your entire AED Program. PlusTrac (TM) allows you to easily:

  • Make changes, such as removing or adding new AEDs.
  • Run compliance reports that help manage the program and personnel.

  • Record maintenance checks of AED units.

  • Track consumable items such as batteries, electrodes, as well as the certification expiration dates of volunteer responders.

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How the AED Program Works

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AED’s Save Lives

AEDs are designed to be safe, and are very intuitive and easy to use in an emergency. The devices provide step-by-step directions with voice and visual prompts so rescuers know exactly what to do. AED users must be trained in CPR and use of the AED.

When someone is in cardiac arrest, providing a shock offers the best opportunity for the person to survive and can only help, not harm. Knowing the facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can help people overcome the fear they may have about using an AED to help save a life.

Many AEDs perform regular self-tests and display icons or lights that notify you if the device is not ready for use. It is essential to establish a regular schedule for device inspection, carefully track when the battery and electrode pads need to be replaced, and have a database/ notification system that documents when refresher training is due for the response team, or when attrition requires recruiting new response team members. Some manufacturers synchronize dates for battery and electrode pad replacement to simplify program maintenance efforts.

The deadly toll of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) on workplaces, families, and communities can be alleviated by educating people in the importance of the AHA’s Chain of Survival

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More Than 350,000 Cardiac Arrests Occur Outside of the Hospital Each Year

“In 2015, sudden cardiac arrest mortality in the US was 366,807. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. A person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest in a public setting is twice as likely to survive if an AED is used before emergency help arrives. About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die.” – American Heart Association

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Benefits of an On-Site AED Program

  • AHA recommends defibrillation within 3 minutes of collapse, as early defibrillation provides the best possibility of survival for the victim.
  • Although not everyone can be saved from SCA, studies show that early defibrillation can dramatically improve survival rates. Survival rates as high as 74% have been achieved when defibrillation is provided within 3 minutes of collapse.
  • A study of public access defibrillation (PAD) programs showed that communities with volunteers trained in CPR and the use of AEDs had twice as many victims survive compared to communities with volunteers trained only in CPR.
  • EMS crews can be delayed by multiple calls, traffic and other variables. In fact, the average response time for EMS arrival on the scene is 8 to 10 minutes. For each minute that passes, the chance of survival for a victim of SCA decreases by as much as 10%.
  • Having an AED on-site, with responders trained in recognizing SCA, calling 9-1-1, providing CPR and using an AED is the best assurance that a colleague or workplace visitor experiencing SCA will receive prompt treatment.
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On-Site AED Programs are Good for Business

The cost of recruiting an employee and getting him or her “up to speed” with your organization’s systems and the responsibilities of their role is considerable when you factor in human resources time for writing and placing recruitment ads, interviewing by HR and others, and overtime expenses for employees who are covering a former colleague’s responsibilities. A death in the workplace can have a huge impact on other employees, with negative effects on productivity, and increased time off work and use of medical resources.

Today’s workers are searching for employers that offer rewarding work and benefits as well as additional perks, such as on-site health facilities, day care options and other added-value options. An on-site AED program can round out the balance of benefits a company provides its employees and enhance recruitment efforts while contributing to overall employee engagement in workplace programs.

In the U.S., Good Samaritan laws in all 50 states give some immunity to lay people who help others having a medical emergency. Many states now mandate AEDs in certain locations, such as schools and health clubs. Become informed about the laws regulating AEDs in your state. Your company’s legal counsel can advise you about the laws in your state.

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Customer Feedback

Jim, thank you for a fantastic job. WELL DONE. Our company would be nothing if safety was not an important part of our plan. We appreciate you taking the time to point out that importance so that we may reiterate that to our employees your thoughts. This also shows our customers and GC we take safety seriously.

David Fudge, General Manager, Integrus Electric Ltd.
Lacore Nutraceuticals

Selecting Jim Davis and DFW Safety & First aid to work with our fast growing company to develop, implement and maintain a turn-key first aid and safety training program has been one of the best business decisions we’ve made.

Dan Krist, COO, Lacore Nutraceuticals
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Jim has worked with C&W Manufacturing for the past two years providing monthly safety meetings, managing our respirator program, providing first aid and safety supplies, and conducting monthly workplace safety evaluations to identify hazards and corrective measures. Jim’s efforts have helped us to maintain an excellent safety record which translates to lower workers compensation costs and a substantially more productive work environment. We’ve always been able to count on Jim. You will not go wrong in aligning your safety efforts with Jim and DFW Safety & First Aid.

Steve Duncan, Vice President, Operations C&W Manufacturing & Sales Co.
Gateway Church

DFW Safety & First Aid has done a tremendous job training several hundred of our staff in CPR – First Aid and AED’s. They support our AED program and first aid supplies. We’ve always found them to be very responsive and easy to work with. I recommend anyone looking for a great local service to help with their first aid, and safety needs.

Dara Sanders, Gateway Church
Railroad Controls

Railroad Controls, LP have used DFW Safety & First Aid to provide our new-hire CPR – First Aid Training during our weekly orientation. It is very important to us to have a provider that we can rely on to work with us on our evolving schedule for new-hire safety orientation as we bring our employees in from out-of-town each week for this training. Jim engages our employees and makes sure that they have the necessary skills and training to respond in the event of an emergency. Jim always emphasizes personal responsibility for safety in his presentations which coincides with the safety orientation we provide. We are very satisfied with the professionalism and value Jim contributes to our safety training efforts.

Elisa Garcia, Manager of Administrative Services, Railroad Controls
Bass Pro Shops

DFW Safety & First Aid has provided Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine with monthly first aid supply services, CPR – First Aid, AED training for our staff and Respirator Fit Testing. We have found Jim’s training to be very professional and thorough. His safety classes are engaging, concise and relevant. His flexibility and willingness to work with our schedule makes it easy to keep our employee’s training current and up-to-date. Jim’s high quality supplies and services are reasonably priced and his service is excellent. He is up to date on all of his information and offers helpful suggestions. He is honest and reliable. You won’t be disappointed if you choose DFW Safety & First Aid as your safety and supply vendor.

Michele Little, HR Mgr. SPHR, Bass Pro Shops