Prior to 2020, many of us never gave glove types a second thought. Now we are overwhelmed with countless types and options to choose from which get very confusing. How do you know if you need Vinyl gloves or Nitrile gloves? Well, we are here to help! Vinyl Gloves Vinyl gloves are great for quick […]
For decades, companies have been marketing “innovative” products to miraculously help us lose weight and tone up. Some, like the Shake Weight, left us scratching our heads and gave us a chuckle. Others, like smartwatches, have not only revolutionized the centuries-old watch industry, they have become an invaluable tool in our quest to achieve our […]
Automated External Defibrillators (AED): An Overview Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are important emergency medical equipment used when a victim is experiencing cardiac arrest. AED devices are a key component in the chain of survival along with CPR and advanced life support that deliver an electrical shock when needed to restore healthy sinus rhythm to […]
Where Are AEDs Required? AED devices are required by state law in a variety of situations. In addition to laws requiring an AED, many states also have AED laws that speak to AED placement, AED usage and AED training. There is currently no federal legislation requiring AEDs, simplifying matters somewhat. Below, we outline a variety […]
How To Use An AED on Adults, Children, and Infants This article outlines how to use an AED on adults, children, and infants. Before using an AED device, you should have: Confirmed Sudden Cardiac Arrest The victim is unresponsive to you. You’ve shook them (note: Do NOT shake infants or children). There’s no breathing and […]
An AED works by analyzing the heart’s rhythm and sending a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm if needed. The defibrillator is used to help people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).