AED Team

Upcoming pool renovation? Time to revisit your emergency response plan!

Your budget request was finally approved to update the pool at your community center! While this is an exciting time to start planning your renovation, it also presents the perfect opportunity to revisit your center’s emergency response plan. Of the 350,000 people who suffer a cardiac arrest in the US each year, only about 10% …

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“We have enough defibrillators”

A key to the success of Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) programs is the strategic distribution of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in the community. Leaders and advocates spend countless hours debating the placement of each AED, and for good reason: American Heart Association recommendations aim for defibrillation within three minutes of a cardiac arrest. Simply …

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AED: A False Sense of Security

As the Health and Safety Manager of your workplace, you’ve finally completed the seemingly endless process of researching, budgeting, purchasing, and installing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the wall of the break room.  You’ve arranged for a team of employees to undergo Heartsaver CPR AED training with the American Heart Association.  Now it’s time to …

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South Carolina AED Liaison Requirement

Section 44-76 of the South Carolina Code of Laws sets standards for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices for owners of the devices.  This statute has many very important components related to the supervision, training, maintenance, testing, use and reporting requirements related to AED devices. South Carolina law requires that persons or entities that have an AED …

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