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AED Info

AED's (Automatic External Defibrillator)

There are currently 7 AED units on property at Coakley Condominiums.  Each building, the pool, the restaurant and the Coakley office are all in close proximity to an AED station.  Familiarize yourself with the AED closest to you for use in an emergency.

General Information About AED's (Automatic External Defibrillator)

  • The number one killer of Americans is cardiovascular disease.  A Defibrillator is a sophisticated life-saving device used to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a condition that occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops pumping.  If defibrillated within the first minute of collapse, the victim's chance for survival is close to 90 percent. More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur every year and unfortunately without defibrillation and CPR, fewer than 5% survive. Every minute that passes without defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by 10%.  The combination of CPR and defibrillation is the only definitive treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, increasing survival rates by up to 70%.
  • Do not be afraid to use an AED.  If someone is in cardiac arrest, in clinical terms they are already classified as dead; by using an AED you will only be increasing their chances of survival.  An AED will not shock unless it can detect the heart is not beating correctly and a shock is clinically required.
  • Defibrillation is the process of attempting to restore the heart’s normal rhythm following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest in order to maximize the person’s chance of survival. An AED analyzes the heart rhythm and recognizes an abnormal rhythm, or ‘ventricular fibrillation’. It will then decide whether a shock is required.  The shock then interrupts the chaotic rhythm of the heart and gives the heart the chance to return to its normal pumping rhythm.
  • A Defibrillator delivers a set amount of electrical shock to the heart after it analyzes the heart rhythm. It determines whether a shock is required to the heart via adhesive electrode pads attached to the person’s chest.
  • Coakley takes the health of it's owners, visitors and employees seriously.  We are committed to providing readily available AED's on property. The Fire Station in Cotton Valley has a fire truck but no ambulance.  Average EMT/ambulance response time to our area is currently 30-45 minutes.
  • Anyone who can see, read or hear can use an AED.  An introduction to the use of an AED will help you to become more comfortable using it if an emergency occurs.  Inquire about this on site free instruction in the Coakley office and you will be put in contact with an instructor. 
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An AED at Coakley Bay:

AED at Coakley Bay


Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillator

Two novel studies explore why women receive less CPR from bystanders


Demonstration on a real person (2:50)

Demonstration on a mannequin (2:32)

"Stayin' Alive" demonstration with comedian Ken Jeong (1:50)

How to use, and how to maintain AEDs (10:25)