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    Damar Hamlin’s SCA Raises Awareness for CPR and AEDs in the Sports Community

    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 […]

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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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