3 Reasons Why You Need an Emerg-A-Center On the Go

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When you live in tornado alley, you have a storm cellar with food and water in the event of an emergency. When you live in snowy climates, your car has a blanket in case you are stranded. But how prepared are you for a first aid emergency, sudden cardiac arrest or fire? You may have an AED cabinet, a first … Read More

When and How to Replace Your AED Pads

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Every day we use machines with disposable parts. Brake pads on cars need to be changed periodically. Chances are, your smartphone charger will likely wear out long before your device will. How many batteries have you changed in remote controls, appliances, toys, and watches over the course of your lifetime? Yet people are often surprised to discover that their AED … Read More

The Best AED For Home Use


Automated External Defibrillators are popping up everywhere. Schools, businesses, city buildings, offices, and gyms all seem to maintain these lifesaving devices in the event they are needed. But what about your home? Statistically speaking, we spend more time at home than any other single location, but we lack the equipment that potentially saves the life of the people who are … Read More

What You Need to Know About Arrhythmia


As miraculous as the heart is, the stress of beating, on average, 80 times per minute, 4,800 times an hour, 115,200 times per day can take its toll. This is especially true of a heart that is stressed by a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, illness, or chemical imbalance in the body. What is Arrhythmia? Arrhythmia is any irregularity in the … Read More

When You Need a Little Help: What Does a Ventilator Do?

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There is nothing quite as frightening as losing your ability to breathe effectively. Whether you are experiencing breathing problems due to an illness, accident or chronic condition, panic sets in quickly as the body attempts to take in enough oxygen to survive. Fortunately, hospitals and medical centers worldwide have access to the technology they need to make breathing a little … Read More

Must-Have Equipment for an EKG/ECG Test

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Having the ability to perform an EKG/ECG test in a physician’s office not only allows them to bill for the procedure, but it also prevents a loss of time in the diagnostic shuffle of referrals, reading and reporting results. Once you decide to perform in-house EKG’s, what equipment do you need to get the job done? 1. An EKG machine … Read More

A (Very) Short Guide to Respiration


We do something 17,000 to 30,000 times every day without ever really thinking about it. No, it’s not checking our phones, it’s respiration or breathing. This basic biological process is a complex interplay of systems within our bodies, but we rarely give it a second thought unless we are ill, in an accident, or exercising. So, what exactly is respiration? … Read More

Atrial Fibrillation and You: What You Need to Know

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To poets and artists, the heart is the symbol of love. In fact, often people describe meeting their soul mate and having their heart “skip a beat.” To those in the medical community, the heart is a symbol of mechanical and electrical synergy, the center of life itself. When it “skips a beat,” there is a reason for concern. In … Read More

SPO2: What is it And What Should Your SPO2 Be?


There are so many medical terms that are batted about in the doctor’s office and emergency room that it is sometimes hard to keep up. During cold, flu and RSV season, one of the most vital terms is SPO2. Also known as pulse ox, this number represents an estimate of the oxygen levels in a person’s bloodstream. Along with blood … Read More

A Brief Look at Neonatal 12 Lead ECG Placement

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The electrocardiogram (ECG) is arguably one of the greatest advancements in 20th-century medicine. With the ability to see how a heart beats in an instant, the ECG has saved countless lives in doctor’s offices, emergency rooms and hospitals around the world. What we don’t often consider is the skill it takes to use a modern marvel like the ECG, especially … Read More