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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, you should: Confirm Sudden Cardiac Arrest Call 9-1-1 (emergency services / professional emergency responders) and retrieve the AED Begin CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) […]

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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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    What are the differences between Vinyl and Nitrile gloves?

    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 […]

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    Which Smartwatch is right for you?

    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 […]

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    AED Overview

    Automated External Defibrillators (AED): An Overview Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are important emergency medical equipment used when a victim is experiencing cardiac arrest. AEDs 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 a […]

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    Where Are AEDs Required?

    Where Are AEDs Required? Automated external defibrillators otherwise known as AEDs, AED devices, or AED machines are medical devices used by those working in emergency medical services as well as lay people to treat sudden cardiac arrest.  When used quickly in combination with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), AED users have a significant chance of saving a […]

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