Since late last year there here has been a national AED shortage that has caused delays and shipment slowdowns across the U.S. Why is there a nationwide AED shortage? Global supply chain issues have caused this nationwide backorder on AEDs, AED accessories, and medical equipment. Recent events in the news like NFL’s Damar Hamlin […]
Sports injuries can occur at any time and being prepared for those injuries along with having the ability to control the crowd can not only help the injured player physically, but it can help keep the victim at ease and ensure they get the help they need in a timely manner. Common Sport Injuries Sports […]
Table of Contents Introduction What is an AED? Step-by-Step Instructions Infographic Common Mistakes to Avoid More Proactive Pregnancy Pregnancy is an important time to be prepared. While we hope pregnant women never experience cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association has concernedly reported that maternal cardiac arrest is a problem notable enough to be prepared for […]
How to be a Heart-Safe Environment
As Valentine’s Day rolls around once again, so does American Heart Month, a dedicated month out of the year we all know as the time to educate ourselves and others on cardiovascular health. Not only should we shine light on the many heart conditions that lead to life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest, but this month is […]
On Monday night, NFL fans anxiously watched as Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, took a hard hit resulting in sudden cardiac arrest. This signaled to those present to initiate an Emergency Action Plan that resulted in calling 911, starting chest compressions, and retrieving their automated external defibrillator (AED). Because of the medical staff’s rapid response […]
Best AED for Home Use in 2023
Best AED for Home Use in 2023 Table of Contents What is an AED? Why own an AED at home How to select a home AED Where to buy an AED for home Best home AEDs in 2023 What is an AED? Before we cover our recommended AEDs for home use, it’s important to understand […]
Infant AED Pad Overview
Table of Contents What is an infant AED Pad? How to place infant AED Pads Do I need infant AED Pads? Child vs infant electrode pads Which AEDs work with infants and children? Childhood emergencies come in many variations. Whether one must call poison control or navigate a high fever, the requirements to move quickly […]
Can I Buy an AED for Home?
Many Homes Can and Should Have an Automated External Defibrillator! Yes! you can have a personal use AED, and in many cases a family should have a home AED. Those with cardiac conditions will likely benefit from having a personal AED device. It can make all the difference in a potentially life-or-death cardiac event. AEDs […]
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 […]
FAQ: AED Pad Placement
Often we hear that AEDs have been made so simple and automatic that even a child can operate one. This may be true to some extent, but recognizing sudden cardiac arrest and knowing procedures to follow and cautions to observe when deploying an AED will ensure the best possible outcome for a rescue attempt. In […]