Las Sendas


Commitment to Safety
Posted on Oct 12, 2022

This week, six new automated external defibrillators or AED stations will be installed in various Las Sendas common areas. AEDs can be used by good Samaritans to help those experiencing cardiac arrest. When applied to cardiac arrest victims, AEDs analyzes the heart rhythm and will administer an electric “shock” that can help their heart “restart”. AEDs have audible instructions to walk users through the steps, so they can be used even if you don’t have prior training.
Prior to this week, AEDs were available in the reception area of the Trailhead Members Club and the Spa and Fitness Center. Now, AEDs can be found in all pool areas and near our tennis and pickleball courts. To protect them from the elements, each AED will be mounted in a cabinet, equipped with an audible tone that warns when the cabinet is opened.
AEDs are just one of the steps we are taking to help ensure a safe community. Residents can also expect more CPR training and an emergency preparedness plan in the future. Visit our Safety Page for more information.
Quick Facts
  • Good Samaritan laws protect individuals who use AEDs in good faith from legal liability risk.
  • There are no reported lawsuits involving the use of an AED. Lawsuits revolve around the failure to have or use an AED.
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) cannot be made to shock anyone who does not need to be shocked.
  • AEDs are successful in saving lives. The chances of survival are even higher when CPR is administered.