“The average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes. For each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of [sudden cardiac arrest] survival is reduced approximately 10%.”* (American Red Cross)
A Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program is a plan to place an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in a workplace, school, house of worship or other public gathering place and train people to use it. The goal is to reduce the numbers of deaths associated with sudden cardiac arrest.
Place an AED
Starting from scratch with your PAD program? Here is a step-by-step list of what you will need to do: Key Steps to Implementing a AED Program
Forms you will need to complete: