Lay Rescuer Automated External Defibrillation (AED), is the second component of the County's AED program, and an important step towards improving the survivability of cardiac arrest victims in other facilities within Ventura County.
A combination of early access, early CPR, early defibrillation and early advance care can save as a many as one-third to one-half of sudden cardiac arrest victims in treatable heart rhythms.
The shorter the time from collapse to defibrillation, the better the chances of survival.
The new AEDs are safe, effective, lightweight, low maintenance, and easy to use.
Training takes two to four hours and established training programs are available.
We encourage any organization to consider becoming an AED provider. The following documents and forms will help you develop and implement an AED program. (These documents are available in PDF (Portable Document Format) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print.)