When you live in tornado alley, you have a storm cellar with food and water in the event of an emergency. When you live in snowy climates, your car has a blanket in case you are stranded. But how prepared are you for a first aid emergency, sudden cardiac arrest or fire? You may have an AED cabinet, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher in your house, but what about when you are at your child’s sporting event, at the park or in the car? You need an Emerg-A-Center On the Go! for these compelling reasons.
1. There are no early warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
You don’t have to look too hard to find news stories of young athletes collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest during practice. The frequency of this occurrence coupled with its sudden onset has driven school to purchase AED’s and have them available during school sports and events. But what about sporting events that happen outside or through organizations that are not affiliated with the school?
Until every community park and sports field is equipped with a functioning AED, Emerg-A-Center On the Go! comes with a Heartsine Samaritan PAD 350 P AED. Easy to use, easy to carry and designed for rugged environments, this lifesaving piece of equipment comes ready to use in a convenient carrying case.
2. Emergency responders can’t always get there in time.
We rely heavily on the expertise of emergency medical services for our general sense of safety and well-being. However, when it comes to certain emergencies, there is no guarantee that EMS will arrive in time. In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, the victim’s likelihood of survival decreases between 8 and 10 percent for every minute that goes by without CPR and the shock of an AED.
When it comes to fire, small sparks can quickly lead to a blazing inferno, especially during dry conditions. When someone experiences an injury, the first few minutes are critical in preventing further injury, infection, or, in some cases, death. That is why in addition to an AED, every Emerg-A-Center On the Go! comes equipped with a fire extinguisher and OSHA and ANSI certified first aid kit in an easy-to-carry satchel. While EMS is on their way, you can keep moving forward, potentially saving someone’s life.
3. You cannot put a price tag on peace of mind.
Ultimately, it is unlikely you will ever need an AED or fire extinguisher while you are on the go. You will also likely have to replace the adhesive bandages in your first aid kit more often than you would like. But, the Emerg-A-Center On the Go! offers more than just life-saving equipment, it gives you the knowledge that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. That piece of mind alone is worth every penny, even if you never use any of the equipment inside.
For more information on the Emerg-A-Center On the Go! contact one of the equipment experts at Foremost Medical Equipment today.