A Small Portable Defibrillator vs The Smallest Portable AED

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Where to Find an AED When You Need One

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It seems as though every time you turn on the news you hear about another young athlete who collapses on the court or field with sudden cardiac arrest. This sudden and potentially lethal condition can strike anyone at any time and at any age. In fact, its frequency has prompted several recent laws requiring certain entities to have an automated … Read More

LIFEPAK: What You Should Know Before You Buy

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Shortly after Dr. Karl William Edmark sent an electrical current through a patient’s heart to treat ventricular fibrillation, Physio-Control began to replicate Edmark’s defibrillator in a smaller, more portable machine. A decade later, the company introduced the first portable defibrillator and has been leading the industry in form, feature, and durability. LIFEPAK AEDs and Defibrillators Named for their intended use, … 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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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

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

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