THE MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE HEARTSAFE FOUNDATION
Our Mission is to help more people survive sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by establishing rating criteria that supports the “cardiac chain of survival” and encourages communities across the globe to establish, maintain or improve community public access defibrillator (PAD) programs or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs under a common international designation and rating system.
Our Efforts are focused on encouraging and promoting overall best practices for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs while allowing the flexibility needed for grass roots efforts, policies, or procedures that are unique for each community.
Our Commitment is to provide a common HeartSafe rating designation system while improving access to helpful resources for community PAD or AED programs that encourage continual program improvement; from state-of-the-art mobile application technology solutions that support proper program transparency, communication, and compliancy to helpful communication tools, CPR/AED community training assistance, and program review and/or support tools that have been proven to help HeartSafe programs or communities save more lives.
We will celebrate success when untrained citizens and healthcare providers are able to respond more quickly and save more lives. Through the use of technology and location-aware mobile applications, The HeartSafe Foundation encourages improving communication within the community on AED placement locations and nearby CPR events where assistance is needed; helping to reduce the more than 350,000 annual deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest that occur in the US alone.