Keep Your Holidays Happy and Healthy with Sudden Cardiac Arrest Protection

Posted: December 10, 2013

CardioReady offers a few revealing facts reinforcing the need for greater SCA preparedness in the workplace
December 10, 2013 (Philadelphia, PA) – As you toast your employees for another year of hard work and spread holiday cheer throughout the office, why not thank them with the best gift you can give – a safe work environment – all year round. CardioReady, a leader in helping organizations to prevent fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) through its turn-key solutions and training, is wishing organizations
nationwide a healthful and joyful holiday season by offering a seasonal infographic to encourage employers to increase SCA preparedness as we head into the new year.
“When businesses have AEDs and emergency response programs in place, a company’s workforce is not
only protected during the holidays, but every day of the year,” said John Ehinger, CEO of CardioReady.
“Real-life scenarios continue to demonstrate that when an AED is employed within the first three minutes
of collapse, survival rates increase from less than 8 percent to more than 70 percent. In an effort to show
employees your continued appreciation, implementing these programs will give them the peace of mind to
know they are protected – and valued – all year round. Equally, research shows that this added protection
is also a gift to the company itself as improved safety generates better bottom line results.”

Keeping Your Holidays Happy & Healthy with SCA Protection compares the holiday habits of businesses
nationwide to organizational preparedness for SCA. The information displayed in the infographic includes:

  • 91.0 percent of U.S. companies will have holiday parties in 2013 while only 3.5 percent have AEDs.
  • Companies spend nearly $6,000 on holiday parties and employee gifts (per every 50 employees),
    which is more than five times the cost of cardiac emergency response program implementation.
  •  44.9 percent of Americans shop on Black Friday each year, while only 2.4 percent of Americans are
    trained annually in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • SCA programs cost less than a Christmas ornament or a dreidel—approximately $3 per day.

Keeping Your Holidays Happy & Healthy with SCA Protection