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    Can I Buy an AED?

    Awareness of the risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is growing rapidly among Americans. As a result, everyone from the general public to safety officers in large public or corporate entities are considering the need for AEDs and investigating AED purchases. While larger organizations usually have requirements around (or an awareness of) which medical devices […]

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    AED Pad Placement

    Properly placing AED pads varies with the age and/or size of the victim. For instance, smaller pediatric pads are to be used with infants. One pad should be placed on the infant’s chest and the other pad on its back. This is known as anterior posterior placement. On an adult, AED pads should be placed […]

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    When to Use an AED vs CPR

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Automated external defibrillators (AEDs, AED Machines, etc.) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are used in giving first aid to a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). With sudden cardiac arrest the victim suddenly collapses, losing consciousness, ceasing to breathe, and losing their heartbeat. SCA can happen to any person at any time and […]

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    How To Use An AED

    How To Use An AED on Adults, Children, and Infants Review our step by step instructions for using an automated external defibrillator to treat ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest. Before using an AED device, you should: Confirm Sudden Cardiac Arrest Call 9-1-1 (emergency services / professional emergency responders) and retrieve the AED Begin CPR (cardiopulmonary […]

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    American Heart Month Featuring the Chain of Survival

    In the US, the month of February is typically associated with valentines and romance. It’s also when awareness about heart health is brought to the forefront, encouraging everyone to consider healthy choices when it comes to food, exercise and stress. One area of awareness, however, is just as important, and that’s being aware when someone […]

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