Pet First Aid: How to Perform Pet CPR

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One day, you’re eating dinner and you hear your puppy chewing on a toy. Suddenly, you hear him in distress, and it’s clear he is choking. By the time you run to his aid, he is unconscious from lack of oxygen. Or, perhaps your cat stops breathing due to an electrical shock, an allergic reaction or near-drowning. Cats are smart, … Read More

How Do You Know When It Is Time to Replace Your AED Device?

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Every year, more than 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. A bystander using a defibrillator for cardiac arrest saves as many as 1,700 lives each year in the U. S. Each state has laws addressing mandatory AED device placement in public places. These buildings may include gyms/health clubs, schools, daycares, hospitals, dental offices, public pools, airports, and other public … Read More

3 Simple CPR Facts That Everyone Should Know

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In the United States, more than 400,000 victims die from cardiac arrest each year. It’s a very dramatic episode that can happen at any moment with no warning. Quick action is necessary to save a life, especially if no professional medical assistance is nearby to help. Many will recognize the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but are not clear on how to … Read More

Different Types of Emergencies and How Best to Respond to Them

Different Types of Emergencies and How Best to Respond to Them

60% of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. Whether the disaster happens at home or at work, it’s essential that everyone knows what to do in an emergency situation. There are many types of disasters and they all have a different way to resolve them. Some of these include seeking shelter, evacuating, calling 911 or another helpline, or performing a … Read More

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack: How Are They Different?

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Your heart is one of the most important organs in the body. And yet, it’s surprising how little people know about the health conditions which impact the heart.  People use the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” interchangeably. They think that they’re essentially the same thing. But, they are different in important ways. However, you may not think that the difference between … Read More

Emergency Response Planning: What You Should Know

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Workplace fatalities have fallen by 17% since 1992. Better guidelines, improved working conditions, and better emergency response planning have made workplaces safer. All accidents aren’t preventable, but having a plan in place reduces the number of occupational hazards. An ERP, or emergency response plan, comes down to education and knowing what to do in an emergency. Workers need clear instructions … Read More

10 Reasons Why You Need an AED in the Workplace Today

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Did you know around 350,000 cases of cardiac arrests each year happen outside the hospital? With the lack of proper equipment and trained professionals nearby, 9 out of 10 of these cases lead to death. There are ways to improve those odds, though. One is by using CPR on the patient, but what happens when no one around has CPR training? Another … Read More

When Do You Use an AED? 10 Situations When It’s Necessary

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Do you own an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)? Do you have one at home or in the office? An AED is something good to have on standby. Studies show that an AED can help save over 3,400 people who are having a heart attack outside of the hospital. The question now is, when do you use an AED? Knowing when to use … Read More

A Shock to the Heart: The 5 Types of Defibrillator Explained

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You’re walking along the street when you come across someone in cardiac arrest. What do you do? Do you call 911 or wait for someone to come help? The right answer is to perform CPR. Ideally, you want to start within two minutes—any longer and there’ll be a great chance of brain injury due to the lack of oxygenated blood … Read More

Do You Need an AED Defibrillator? The Law May Say Yes

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400,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside hospitals each year. If these SCA victims aren’t treated in under 10 minutes, most people die.  To prevent SCA-related deaths, some state legislature requires certain establishments to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on premise. Is your business up-to-date on AED state and federal laws?  Not sure? That’s why I’m here to walk you … Read More