The First Thing You Should Do Before Using an AED

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Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are becoming more common in areas where groups of people gather. From airports to sporting events, stores to schools, AEDs have been shown to increase the likelihood of survival from particular types of sudden cardiac arrest by as much as 40 percent. With a variety of features, styles, types, and packaging, AED’s are designed to be … Read More

How to use an Automated External Defibrillator

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Each year, more than 300,000 people will suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Every minute that passes before life-saving measures can begin results in a 10 percent decrease in the likelihood of survival. That is why CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) have become the ideal way for non-medical professional bystanders to help a person in distress. … Read More

Automated External Defibrillator Definition

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The automated external defibrillator (AED) has seemingly popped up every place where people gather over the last decade. Schools, airports, sporting arenas, stores, and city buildings across the country now have a clearly marked AED available to anyone who may experience a sudden cardiac arrest. However, defibrillation is neither new nor novel. But before we get into that, first it … Read More

Treating Cardiac Arrest: Defibrillator vs. Pacemaker

Each year, more than 350,000 Americans experience a sudden, out-of-hospital loss of electrical function in the heart, called cardiac arrest. Where heart attack is caused by a blockage in the heart that, in turn, causes death of cardiac muscle, cardiac arrest happens when the heart’s electrical system ceases to work the way it should. But before you can understand the … Read More

Transport Ventilators Comparison

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One of the most important pieces of equipment for transport is the ventilator. Designed for patient use during movement from one location to another, transport ventilators come with a variety of features and specifications that meet the demands placed on them. Transport Ventilator Specifications While all transport ventilators are designed to be lightweight and portable, several specifications are particular to … Read More

AED Reviews

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Since their invention, Automated External Defibrillators (AED’S) have been popping up everywhere from airports to sporting arenas. These automated devices treat a condition known as ventricular defibrillation, one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac arrest. Yet when it comes to selecting an AED, many people are left scratching their head, wondering what to look for. Download our AED Reviews … Read More

ECG Simulator: Practice Makes Perfect

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One of the reasons why the medical profession is both challenging and exciting is that standards, practices, equipment, and possibilities keep changing. For those working with patients who experience cardiac arrest or another arrhythmia, training becomes vital to maintaining the skills necessary to save lives. Enter the EKG or ECG simulator. What is the difference between an EKG or ECG? … Read More

Choosing Portable Ventilators for Home Use

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Take a deep breath. Chances are, you were able to do so without too much difficulty. You likely didn’t realize just how shallow your breathing had been until you allowed the room’s oxygen-rich air into your nose and mouth, passed the larynx and trachea and into your lungs. If you breathed in deep enough, you likely expelled the carbon dioxide … Read More

Pencils, Books, and an AED: Why it’s Crucial to Have an AED in a School

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Many people associate sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with an older demographic. While it is true that SCA is the primary cause of death in adults, it is a rare occurrence in young people accounting for only 6,000 to 8,000 deaths a year. However, news stories of young athletes who collapse in the middle of a field of play dominate news … Read More

Semi-Automatic and Automatic AEDs: What’s the Difference?

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The popularity of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in airports, schools, sports arenas, office buildings, and retail stores means that people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have a better chance of survival than ever before. Yet there are some key differences in the types of AED’s available where people gather that may prove to be important in the event of an … Read More