Eileen Swierczsynki, marketing manager for AED Superstore, the world’s largest distributor of automated external defibrillators joins eHealth Radio and the Heart Health, Emergency Care & Health News Channels to discuss AED's & the liability myth.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Eileen Swierczsynki discuss the following:
Today we are talking about Automated External De-fib-rillators - also called AEDs - and the questions some may have regarding what, if any, liability risks are involved in owning one of these life-saving devices. First let’s talk a little bit about what, exactly, AEDs are.
So if AEDs are so important to survival for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, why aren’t there more AEDs around? I mean, I usually see them in airports, malls and schools, but why aren’t they everywhere?
I have to admit, that does seem intimidating, and I can’t blame them for feeling that way. But you say there really is no reason to worry about litigation - why is that?
So what is your recommendation with regard to AEDs? Is it worth the risk?
Eileen Swierczynski is the Marketing Manager for AED Superstore and, as such, has spent the last year learning as much as she possibly can about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), automated external defibrillators, and the heart. She has a passion for spreading awareness of SCA so more lives can be saved and encourages everyone to take a CPR/AED class because you never know when you will need it.