Win a FREE AED!
In honour of February being Heart Month for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Global Medical Services is donating and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to help raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
In Canada, SCA claims up to 45,000 lives each year, which translates to one cardiac arrest every 12 minutes. The only effective treatment for SCA is early defibrillation. Rapid use of an AED with CPR before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services will increase the chances of survival by up to 75 percent.
In 1998, Global Medical Services was founded on the principles that everyone should have access to AEDs. It is our ongoing goal to see as many AEDs placed in public and private settings as possible in an effort to save more lives.