TEAM LIFE is an organization dedicated to expanding awareness, supplying training, and promoting techniques and policies that can reduce the risk of death resulting from cardiac arrest. TIM KETELHUT spoke to the club on the dangers of cardiac arrest and steps that businesses, organizations, and individuals should be taking to increase chances of victims surviving cardiac arrest. CA, different from a heart attack in that help must be present in minutes for and chance of the victim's survival, causes over 365,000 deaths each year. Whereas during a heart attack there are several signs alerting us to trouble, a CA attack comes with no warning, just sudden collapse, and seconds can be the difference between life and death. 90 seconds to be exact. That is the recommended time it should take to get to an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and back to the victim in order to save a life. CPR can be effectively administered for a short time, but a 911 call and emergency crews arriving in less that 10 minutes is a necessity. Tim stressed the need for every institution, business, golf course, church, and school to have AEDs located at strategic locations around their property. Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, regardless of age, and there are no predictors of who it will strike.
TIM KETELHUT from TEAM LIFE is welcomed by Program Chair Robin Parker and President Mark Call. They are displaying AED units that the company sells ,which retail at about $1500 each.