When a cardiac arrest strikes it is all about time, and in this case the timing could not have been better. Bonfiglioli, a manufacturing company in Kentucky, used their AED to save an employee’s life the same day it was installed in the office. Essentially Read all about this amazing AED and CPR save story here: http://archive.cincinnati.com/article/20140227/NEWS0103/302270061/Just-time-Newly-installed-AED-saves-employee-s-life .
Listen to some of the quotes from employees and first responders involved in this save.
“Essentially I was told I basically died and the defibrillator saved my life,” said Jackie Bartley, just 41, of Burlington. Bartley says acquiring an AED is the best thing any company can do. “It saved my life,” he said. “There’s no other way to put it. I would not be here today without that device.”
Bonfiglioli vice president of operations David Hall said, “We as a company understand that everything fell into place at the right time.” He said an AED as something that’s “not required, but nice to have.” The company said that, from a safety perspective, it wanted to make sure it was available “in a just-in-case situation.” “(It’s) definitely one of the best investments we’ve ever made in our company,” said Hall.
“They saved his life, they really did,” Hebron Fire Protection District Capt. Tony Scheben said. They had this on so fast, he had a heart beat again before we got there,” he said. He gave kudos to the company for having the AED, training its employees and “not being afraid to use it.” “I think it’s a great example of how the forward thinking of the company really benefited their employees,” said Scheben. “The need for early access to these within the first minute or two of cardiac arrest makes a difference. Having them on-site is valuable to the time … If that can be done long before we get there, the outcome is usually much better.”
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