Coleman Data Solutions (CDS) has recently added a couple of life saving tools to our building knowing that they are there if needed, but in hopes that they are never used.
The first piece of equipment is an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) unit. An AED is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
What’s even better is that the unit talks to you. Simply open it up and it begins to walk you through all the step in the process. Some in the building have had training on this machine but ANYONE can use it in an emergency.
Every year, about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 605,000 is a first time heart attack. Data Solutions is ready to handle this emergency if and when it happens!
Additionally, Data Solution has added naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan into our medical kit as well. Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist. This means that it attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose.
In 2019, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid-involved overdoses. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
Both live saving items are available for not only employees but also for visitors, customers, delivery drivers and anyone else who might end up at our building. We hope that we never need to use them – but are glad to have them available.
Coleman Data Solutions is a social enterprise business that offers data processing and management services to both government and other entities. CDS does this while fostering the opportunity for employees to overcome disabilities and build the skills needed to achieve and maintain meaningful employment.