Many times we get asked at Think Safe the question, “How much risk do I have for someone having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) here?”
Due to the number of deaths every year and SCA events that occur, we like it when people appear to be educated that it is only a matter of time – at some point we are all likely to experience or witness a SCA event. Again, we are talking about the nation’s biggest killer; affecting over 300,000 people in the US annually and killing more people than all forms of cancer combined!
The following information might provide you some helpful insight to determining your levels of risk. What are the most likely places to have SCA events occur? Some studies have shown a higher incidence in certain locations, listed below.
· Community/senior citizen centers
· Dialysis centers
· Ferries/train terminals
· Golf courses
· Health centers/gyms
· Cardiology, internal and family medicine practices, and urgent care centers
· Large industrial sites
· Large shopping malls
· Nursing homes
· Private businesses
· Sports/events complexes
Watch for our next blog post on AED Site Risk Assessment for key questions to ask.
For more information about how to assess your risk, contact us at 888-473-1777 or complete the form below. We can provide you a complimentary (NO CHARGE) AED site risk assessment survey. If you would like, we can send a local rep to your facility for a NO CHARGE placement assessment as well.
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