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National EMS Week- Safety Tuesday

EMS week celebrates both the EMS profession and professionals for the vital role they play in the healthcare continuum. Today we’re going to highlight Tuesday which is “Safety Day.” What word do you think of when someone says first responders? The first word that pops in our heads is “selfless.” These professionals are constantly there […]

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10 Ways to Fit More Fitness Into Your Day

Being physically active is a major step toward good heart health. It’s one of the most effective tools for strengthening the heart muscle, keeping weight under control and warding off the artery damage. The modern lifestyle is far from an active one. Many of us spend hours sitting down, either working, watching TV or driving […]

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Warning Signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

We’ve all heard the warning signs for a heart attack. Pressure, tightness, pain that goes down the arm and into the neck or jaw, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath. We also know that a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are not the same thing. To review, a heart attack usually occurs when the flow […]

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

If you’ve been on our blog before, you’ve heard us talk about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when an electrical malfunction of the heart causes it to suddenly stop beating. This is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF), in which the heart quivers and cannot effectively pump […]

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Can I use an AED on a Pregnant Woman?

At the end of every CPR class I teach, we play a game of True or False. Every time the question pops up, “Can an AED be used on a pregnant woman?” I get mixed answers. The correct answer: TRUE! Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to ANYONE.  More than 360,000 people each year die […]

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Protect Your Heart From the Heat

Summer is here! While we enjoy longer days, trips to the beach and cookouts …we also deal with rise in temperate. If you live in the South like we do (hello Music City!) you know we also have an increase in humidity.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be a complication of heat stroke and electrolyte imbalance. […]

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AEDs at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Working in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Industry, we’ve conditioned ourselves to see an AED from a mile away. We are happy to see them in public places and enjoy having conversations about AEDs with people we meet. We know how important it is to have one in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We […]

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