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CARDIAC SOLUTIONS AND READINESS SYSTEMS PARTNER TO ENSURE THE BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT AUTHORITY’S OPTIMUM READINESS FOR CARDIAC ARREST EMERGENCIES

Broad Upgrades to the AED Program Include New AEDs, Training and the Airport Industry’s First Deployment of AED Sentinel, a Groundbreaking New Remote AED Monitoring System 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and PORTLAND, Ore. – September 9, 2019 – Cardiac Solutions, a world leading public access AED provider, and Readiness Systems, your automated external defibrillator (AED) program compliance expert, announced today a substantial, proactive upgrade to the Birmingham Airport Authority’s AED program readiness. The broad upgrade includes 41 new cabinet-mounted AEDs, 4 new AEDs in mobile units, a robust training program for airport staff and the program-wide deployment of AED Sentinel®, the first remote AED monitoring system built to certify AED readiness.

AED readiness is not optional. 

AEDs are FDA-regulated medical devices approved for use by non-medically trained lay people to treat sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are federally mandated on all U.S. airlines, and recognizing they serve the same volume of people and bear the same risk, airports have followed suit by installing countless AEDs. Once installed, AED inspections are required by industry standards, laws and manufacturer guidelines – the only question is if and how they actually get done. Today’s reliance on human AED inspectors results in a high rate of non-compliance, meaning large numbers of AEDs go uninspected or poorly maintained for long periods of time. This leads to an increased risk of AED failure, avoidable sudden cardiac death and lawsuits.

Designed and created by the leading authority in AED program compliance, AED Sentinel solves one of the most pressing challenges in AED program management, eliminating the need for human inspections, and finally providing AED program managers with the ultimate in ease of AED ownership.

“Ensuring passenger and employee safety is always our first priority and we know that seconds count when it comes to cardiac arrest,” said Bobbie Knight, Board of Directors Chairman for Birmingham Airport Authority. “A recent episode of sudden cardiac arrest at our airport resulted in a successful save, and it also helped us realize there was an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to the safety of our passengers and our employees. By voluntarily expanding our program to include more of the latest and greatest AEDs and becoming the first airport in the country to add newly available automated AED monitoring technology, we’re taking every measure to ensure our program is ready to protect our employees and our passengers during their journeys through the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.”

“Birmingham is our home and while we serve customers nationwide, we take great pride in helping to ensure our families, friends, customers and visitors who fly through ‘The Magic City’ are safe,” said Jon M. Seale, CEO at Cardiac Solutions. “In addition to equipping the Birmingham Airport Authority with state-of-the-art AEDs and the immensely valuable AED Sentinel technology, we are collaborating with staff to ensure they receive the best available training and preparedness. Now, the airport can be assured that its AEDs are ready and available should this live-saving technology be needed.”

“When your AEDs are needed, you need them to be ready,” said Richard Lazar, President of Readiness Systems and inventor of AED Sentinel. “We know that airports, like other large public facilities, have a risk for incidences of sudden cardiac arrest, and so, absolute AED readiness is essential. With AED Sentinel, the airport AED program manager can now be confident that their devices are always ready, that their program is compliant, and they’ve eased the burdens of their program cost and management. Birmingham can rest assured they have the readiest AED program of any airport in the country.”

About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport 

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) welcomes travelers to and from The Magic City, serving as Central Alabama’s gateway to the sky for more than 85 years. Governed by the Birmingham Airport Authority since its establishment in 1986, the airport continues to be a catalyst for growth and economic development for the entire region.

BHM offers more than 100 daily flights, connecting passengers to destinations across the country and internationally with as little as one stop. In 2018, BHM served more than 2.8 million passengers on five airlines, which was a 10 percent increase over the prior year. Visit www.flybirmingham.com to learn more about BHM.

About Cardiac Solutions

The mission of Cardiac Solutions, a world leader in public access defibrillator programs, is to advance the deployment of life-saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in nontraditional areas of care. Cardiac Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of AED program solutions that include planning, design, implementation, administration, medical oversight, training and management through a single point of contact. To learn more, visit www.cardiac-solutions.net.

About AED Sentinel, brought to you by Readiness Systems

AED Sentinel is a technology-based remote AED monitoring system, designed and built by the leading authority in AED program compliance, to provide the ultimate in ease of AED ownership and management. With AED Sentinel, you can safeguard your entire AED program with daily device checks and 24/7 monitoring, lowering your liability risk. It eliminates error-prone, ad hoc human AED inspections while keeping your staff focused on truly value-added tasks. And it works with all current AED makes and models installed in wall-mounted cabinets. For more information, visit www.aedsentinel.com.

Media Contacts:

Carissa B. Caramanis
AED Sentinel
978-875-2020
carissao@gmail.com

Jon Seale
Cardiac Solutions
888-223-2939
jseale@cardiac-solutions.net

Candace O’Neil
Birmingham Airport Authority
205-599-0504
coneil@flybirmingham.com

READINESS SYSTEMS TO PRESENT AED SENTINEL®, FIRST REMOTE AED MONITORING SYSTEM BUILT FOR EVERY AED PROGRAM, AT NSC CONGRESS & EXPO

Innovative New Technology Will Be Available for Demos at World’s Largest Safety Conference

Designed and built by the leading authority in automated external defibrillator (AED) program compliance, AED Sentinel solves one of the most pressing challenges in AED program management, eliminating the need for human inspections, and finally providing AED program managers with the ultimate in ease of AED ownership.

Today’s reliance on human AED inspectors results in a high rate of non-compliance, meaning large numbers of AEDs go uninspected or poorly maintained for long periods of time. This leads to an increased risk of AED failure, avoidable sudden cardiac death and lawsuits. AED Sentinel eliminates the burden and cost of human inspections, and reduces the risk of AED failure and the consequences that follow.

Media are invited to attend NSC 2019 for background, interviews and/or product demonstrations. Richard A. Lazar, AED Sentinel president and inventor, is available to:

  • Explain the cost, burden and legal risks associated with relying on human AED monitoring
  • Demo the industry’s first remote AED monitoring system built for every AED program
  • Share news of the first U.S. airport to install AED Sentinel

When:                         September 9-12, 2019

Where:                       San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif.

Media Contact:        Carissa B. Caramanis
                                    978-875-2020, carissao@gmail.com

About AED Sentinel, brought to you by Readiness Systems

AED Sentinel is a technology-based remote AED monitoring system, designed and built by the leading authority in AED program compliance, to provide the ultimate in ease of AED ownership and management. With AED Sentinel, you can safeguard your entire AED program with daily device checks and 24/7 monitoring, lowering your liability risk. It eliminates error-prone, ad hoc human AED inspections while keeping your staff focused on truly value-added tasks. And it works with all current AED makes and models installed in wall-mounted cabinets. For more information visit www.aedsentinel.com.

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CARDIAC SOLUTIONS AND READINESS SYSTEMS PARTNER TO BRING AED SENTINEL® TO MORE WORKPLACES AND LARGE AED PROGRAMS NATIONWIDE

Collaboration Enables AED Program Managers Greater Access to the Industry’s First Remote AED Monitoring System Built for Every AED Program

PORTLAND, Ore. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – March 13, 2019 – Readiness Systems, your automated external defibrillator (AED) program compliance expert, and Cardiac Solutions, a world leading public access AED provider, announced today a distribution partnership to bring AED Sentinel, the first remote AED monitoring system built for every AED program, to organizations across the U.S., helping to ensure more workplaces are certified in AED readiness.

Designed and created by the leading authority in AED program compliance, AED Sentinel solves one of the most pressing challenges in AED program management, eliminating the need for human inspections, and finally providing AED program managers with the ultimate in ease of AED ownership.

About AEDs and the Importance of Readiness

AEDs are FDA-regulated medical devices approved for use by non-medically trained lay people to treat sudden cardiac arrest. They are often deployed in public access settings, including workplaces. AED owners are responsible for ensuring these life-saving devices are ready to work every time they are needed. But ensuring readiness can be a real challenge for organizations of any size. Sadly, today’s reliance on human AED inspectors results in a high rate of non-compliance, meaning large numbers of AEDs go uninspected or poorly maintained for long periods of time. This leads to an increased risk of AED failure, avoidable sudden cardiac death and lawsuits. And, of course, there are direct and indirect costs associated with pulling valuable employees away from their primary jobs to perform these checks. AED Sentinel eliminates the burden and cost of human inspections, and reduces the risk of AED failure and its often-tragic consequences.

AED Sentinel tackles the industry’s greatest challenges today:

  • Frees human resources with the best automated solution—AED program managers instantly increase their inspection frequency from (maybe) once per month to multiple checks per day, with 24/7 automated monitoring of AEDs and accessories.
  • Makes compliance cost-effective—By freeing up valuable employees and reducing AED lawsuit risk with one modest investment, the savings is amplified. And Readiness Systems backs subscribers with AED Sentinel Certified Compliance, so no matter what brand AEDs they have, they can rest assured they’re covered.
  • Finally, ease of ownership—AED Sentinel eliminates both the burden and cost of human inspectors, making AED programs truly reliable and providing peace of mind that monitored AEDs will be ready every time.

“When your AEDs are needed, you need them to be ready,” said Richard Lazar, President of Readiness Systems and inventor of AED Sentinel. “But ensuring readiness is a massive burden for organizations today, which is why so many compliance and legal issues cross my desk. I knew we had to tackle this challenge proactively, and that’s exactly what we set out to do. With AED Sentinel, AED program managers can now be confident that their devices are always ready, ensure compliance and ease the burdens of program cost and management.”

Cardiac Solutions and AED Sentinel are well suited to join forces and bring this first-of-its-kind solution to organizations seeking to ensure their AED programs are at peak readiness.

“Cardiac Solutions has a reputation for putting quality, service, integrity, innovation and teamwork together to provide its customers with the best new solutions on the market,” said Lazar. “And their track record for enabling successful, large-scale public access defibrillation programs is a perfect fit for the solution we’ve designed. Together, we can help more AED programs—including some of the largest—ensure compliance and easily manage their readiness, which in turn, will help save more lives.”

“AED Sentinel is among the most exciting new products to join the AED marketplace in some time,” said Jon M. Seale, CEO at Cardiac Solutions. “We immediately recognized the value this will bring to our customers, many of which struggle with the burdens of AED inspections. In partnering with Readiness Systems, we will bring AED Sentinel to the market at scale, becoming a go-to source for public access defibrillator readiness, and bringing tremendous peace of mind to customers with broad programs ripe for this smart, technology-based solution that addresses one of their greatest pain points.”

About AED Sentinel, brought to you by Readiness Systems

AED Sentinel is a technology-based remote AED monitoring system, designed and built by the leading authority in AED program compliance, to provide the ultimate in ease of AED ownership and management. It is thoughtfully designed to provide an uncomplicated solution to a complicated problem, enabling AED program managers to quickly self-install and foolproof their AED programs in minutes. AED Sentinel uses internet-connected hardware, along with an associated software platform and an intuitive user dashboard for monitoring, alerts and reporting. And it works with all current AED makes and models installed in wall-mounted cabinets. For more information, visit www.aedsentinel.com.

About Cardiac Solutions
The mission of Cardiac Solutions, a world leader in public access defibrillator programs, is to advance the deployment of life-­saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in non‐traditional areas of care. Cardiac Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of AED program solutions that include planning, design, implementation, administration, medical oversight, training and management through a single point of contact. To learn more, visit www.cardiac-solutions.net.

 

Media Contacts:
Carissa B. Caramanis
AED Sentinel
978-875-2020
carissao@gmail.com

Jon Seale
Cardiac Solutions
888-223-2939
jseale@cardiac-solutions.net

Click this link to download a PDF version of this Press Release.

READINESS SYSTEMS LAUNCHES AED SENTINEL®, THE FIRST REMOTE AED MONITORING SYSTEM BUILT FOR EVERY AED PROGRAM
AED Program Managers Now Have Access to the Ultimate in Ease of AED Ownership and Risk Management
PORTLAND – September 18, 2018 – Readiness Systems, your AED program expert, today introduced AED Sentinel®, the industry’s first remote AED monitoring system for every AED program. Designed and built by the leading authority in AED program compliance, AED Sentinel solves one of the most pressing challenges in AED program management, eliminating the need for human inspections, and finally providing AED program managers with the ultimate in ease of AED ownership.

AEDs are FDA-regulated medical devices approved for use by non-medically trained lay people to treat sudden cardiac arrest. AED owners are responsible for ensuring these life-saving devices are ready to work every time they are needed. But ensuring readiness can be a real challenge for organizations of any size. Regularly checking AED status and keeping track of the various expiration dates of each device’s batteries and pads are all in human hands. Today’s reliance on human AED inspectors results in a high rate of non-compliance, meaning large numbers of AEDs go uninspected or poorly maintained for long periods of time. This leads to an increased risk of AED failure, avoidable sudden cardiac death and lawsuits. And, of course, there are direct and indirect costs associated with pulling valuable employees away from their primary jobs to perform these checks. AED Sentinel eliminates the burden and cost of human inspections, and reduces the risk of AED failure and the consequences that follow.

“When your AEDs are needed, you need them to be ready,” said Richard Lazar, President of Readiness Systems and AED Sentinel inventor. “But ensuring readiness is a massive burden for organizations today, which is why so many compliance and legal issues cross my desk. I knew we had to tackle this challenge proactively, and that’s exactly what we set out to do. With AED Sentinel, AED program managers can now be confident that their devices are always ready, ensuring compliance and easing the burdens of program cost and management.”

AED Sentinel tackles the industry’s greatest challenges today:

  • Frees human resources with the best automated solution—AED program managers instantly increase their inspection frequency from (maybe) once per month to multiple checks per day, with 24/7 automated monitoring of AEDs and accessories.
  • Makes compliance cost-effective—By freeing up valuable employees and reducing AED lawsuit risk with one modest investment, the savings is amplified. And Readiness Systems backs subscribers with AED Sentinel Certified Compliance, so no matter what brand AEDs they have, they can rest assured they’re covered.
  • Finally, ease of ownership—AED Sentinel eliminates both the burden and cost of human inspectors, making AED programs truly reliable and providing peace of mind that the monitored AEDs will be ready every time.

“AED Sentinel represents an important advancement in AED program management,” said James Hart, CEO of Stat PADS. “As a pioneer in this space, AED Sentinel allows these lifesaving devices to be monitored even more effectively. No matter the brand of AED they have, AED Sentinel can provide our customers with even more confidence that they’re mitigating risk and ensuring that when they need an AED to potentially save a life, it will be ready.”

AED Sentinel is an uncomplicated solution to a complicated problem, enabling AED program managers to quickly self-install and foolproof their AED programs in minutes. AED Sentinel uses internet-connected cameras that monitor AED status indicators, along with an associated software platform and an intuitive user dashboard for monitoring, alerts and reporting. And it works with all current AED makes and models installed in wall-mounted cabinets.

About Readiness Systems

Readiness Systems is your AED program expert. They wrote the national AED Program Design Guidelines that define industry standards, and now they bring technology-based services and solutions to help organizations of all sizes with their AED program readiness and compliance. To learn more about AED Sentinel and the team behind it, visit www.aedsentinel.com.

Media Contact:

Carissa Caramanis
978-875-2020

 

Click this link to download a PDF version of this Press Release.

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