The American Red Cross reports that more than 200,000 Americans die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every year. Up to 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if someone had initiated the Cardiac Chain of Survival, and an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available for immediate use at the time of the emergency.
In an effort to help improve SCA survival rates, CSU has installed AEDs in numerous buildings across its multiple campuses. AEDs continue to be added to both existing buildings and new construction projects as needed in order to reduce bystander response time. Along with the numerous AEDs at CSU, it is highly recommended that all faculty, staff and students learn how to perform CPR and use the AED. With proper awareness of lifesaving skills and an increased bystander willingness to help, hopefully we can help decrease the rate of SCA.
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