Written by Leigh

How prepared are you to save a life with your AED?

Do you know when your pads and batteries expire? What was the most recent self-check status of your AED? Which members of your staff are trained in CPR and AED use? And when do they need to renew their certifications? Have your local EMS been notified of your AED and location? Do you have the […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

3 Key Pieces in Understanding AEDs

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and in the workplace today, but with basic training you can be ready in the in event that someone has Sudden Cardiac Arrest near you. What are the signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest? If someone is having SCA, you may see him or […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

The New Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2: Connected, Convenient, Complete System of Care

Physio-Control unveiled the newest addition to their LIFEPAK AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, lineup in Europe back in November 2016, coupling the best features in design and technology from past models to create the LIFEPAK CR2 Defibrillator. These are now available in the U.S. In the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the faster the response […]

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10 US Cities Approved for Drones Delivering AEDs

Emergency Medical personnel have only up to 10 minutes to reach a victim, administer CPR, and the shock of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to try and save the life of a Cardiac Arrest victim.  When seconds count, waiting for an ambulance to arrive may not be the most reliable and rapid means of reaching […]

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New 2019 Texas EMS Legislation Requires Spare Batteries, Extra Power Source

The new Texas Administrative Code for the Department of State Health Services went into effect on March 10, 2019. Requirements and protocols for all state licensed paramedics and emergency care vehicles were updated and several new rules that had been proposed have now passed. The rules under Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 157, Subchapter B […]

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What Causes Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when a heart’s electrical system malfunctions. Sometimes confused with a heart attack, cardiac arrest is caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. There are many different factors that can cause a change in a person’s heart rhythm and it isn’t always an underlying, diseased heart or from aging. Irregular heartbeats that cause […]

Defibrillators, Written by Leigh