PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
For more information about CardioReady or to download a copy of the infographic, visit cardioready.com.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, CardioReady is an innovative company committed to improving survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. With a team comprised of professionals skilled in medicine, risk management, and emergency response services, CardioReady offers its clients true turn-key solutions to save lives and manage exposure to cardiac incidents across North America.