Randy Boss, one of Ottawa Kent’s Certified Risk Architects, was privileged to speak at the Spectrum Occupational Health Business Forum about the Linda E. Anderson award and importance of having AEDs and training at work.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

Linda E. Anderson, and employee of Ottawa Kent, passed away from sudden cardiac arrest at work about 10 years ago.  This program is designed to honor Linda by helping employers promote survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by providing necessary equipment and training.

If you would like to learn more about AEDs, please reach out to Randy directly.