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Should I physically connect the Accessories Kit to my AED

Should I physically connect the Accessories Kit to my AED?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are valuable devices that can provide a patient with the best chance of survival. The time from Collapse-To-Defibrillation is one of the key determinants between life and death for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients. Throughout your daily activities, you may notice AEDs placed in various public settings. These devices are …

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What is an IP rating and why does it matter for my AED

What is an IP rating and why does it matter for my AED?

Ingress Protection or (IP) Ratings represent levels or amounts of protection that a device or object has against the intrusion of solid objects and liquids.  An international standards organization, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) sets the standards for the ratings.1  A multitude of equipment types which are altogether known as electrotechnology are rated by these standards.  Think about the …

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Life-Saving Partnerships Benefit Community

Life-Saving Partnerships Benefit Community

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, November 7, 2021 — The City of North  Charleston, AED Team, North Charleston Fire Department, and the Lowcountry  Resuscitation Alliance joined forces to install a public Automated External Defibrillator  (AED) with weatherproof box at Riverfront Park. AEDs are medical devices designed to  provide an electrical shock to a person who is in cardiac arrest. According to American  …

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What are the American Heart Association recommendations for who should have an AED program

What are the American Heart Association recommendations for who should have an AED program?

The AHA is campaigning for all workplaces to implement a First Aid, CPR, and AED training program, along with public access to AEDs. According to the AHA, 50% of American employees are unable to locate the AED in their own work space. With 10,000 cardiac arrests in workplaces each year, it is worth changing that …

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What happens if I use an AED What do I do after (1)

What happens if I use an AED? What do I do after?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are incredibly valuable, sophisticated devices that can provide a patient in Cardiac Arrest with the best chance of survival. While providing early chest compressions and breaths (CPR) in a resuscitation attempt are critical, the most effective way to convert a patient’s cardiac arrest rhythm back to normal in an out-of-hospital setting …

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What should I look for when selecting an outdoor AED storage solution?

What should I look for when selecting an outdoor AED storage solution?

Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States in Both Men and Women. Research and studies show that roughly 50% of Cardiac Arrests are unwitnessed, and only about 10% of patients who experience a cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital setting survive to hospital discharge (1). Because of these staggering statistics the …

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Who Is Qualified To Perform Inspections On AEDs?

Who Is Qualified To Perform Inspections On AEDs?

I was recently asked “Who is qualified to perform routine inspections of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)?” My short answer is everyone and anyone but as with most things, there is room for an expanded discussion and some clarification. Bear in mind that there are validated reports that indicate that many AEDs may not be in …

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How do I determine if my business/organization should have an AED?

How do I determine if my business/organization should have an AED?

Over 300,000 people suffer cardiac arrest each year in the United States.  When you consider that a significant portion of each person’s week is spent in the workplace and the concentration of employees at a given business location, it is no surprise that a considerable portion of cardiac arrests occur while victims are at work. …

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