Do You Need an Automatic Transport Ventilator? Take this Quiz to Find Out

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With the frequency of sudden cardiac arrest, the presence of automated external defibrillators in public spaces is on the rise. It seems as though everywhere you look, there is an AED on the wall of every school, gym, airport, and city office building with more and more stores and restaurants following suit. But, did you know that the AED is … Read More

Breathing Machine 101

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There is nothing more frustrating than having a medical emergency and not knowing to what equipment you or a loved one are attached. This is especially frustrating given the misconceptions that surround some equipment commonly used in a hospital. For instance… What is the breathing machine called? In a hospital, there are two ways doctors help a patient to breathe. … Read More

How to Interpret Pulse Oximeter Readings

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Once the clip of a pulse oximeter goes on your finger (or toe or earlobe), a doctor or nurse will wait a few seconds for two numbers to pop up. After a few seconds more, they will make a note of these numbers and begin making treatment decisions based on them. What are these mysterious numbers that hold so much … Read More

How does a Pulse Oximeter Work?

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Whether you are ill, experiencing a medical emergency or the victim of an accident, the first thing a nurse will do is slip what looks like a small clip on one of your fingers to gather two pieces of information – your heart rate and your blood oxygen level. Turns out, these pieces of information will define the first few … Read More

The Comprehensive Guide to Automated External Defibrillator Regulations

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Even though federal and state regulations of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are not the most scintillating reading material, having a basic understanding of the laws that apply to an AED’s display, maintenance, and use is necessary to an AED plan. Click here to browse Foremost Medical Equipment’s substantial inventory of refurbished AEDs! Federal Laws & Regulations There are very few … Read More

Automated External Defibrillator Cost

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A married couple walks into a car dealership. One is excited about purchasing a new ride while the other has reluctantly agreed to entertain the thought. As they browse makes and models, interiors, and features, the reluctant partner can be heard saying, “But how much is going to cost?” Sound familiar? The same thing can be said about medical technology. … Read More

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