Interview with Shawn Sima, Who We Play For

  Shawn: My name is Shawn Sima and I’m the impact Director for a non-profit called Who We Play For. My story: I’m a retired Air Force physician’s assistant; I’m originally from Jacksonville, Florida, and now I live down in Merritt Island, Florida, a suburb of Melbourne. I retired from the Air Force in 2012 […]

ZOLL AED Plus Features & Benefits: What Sets It Apart?

 There are a variety of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available on the market today, each with its own set of unique characteristics. While any AED can potentially save a life in an emergency situation, the ZOLL AED Plus features and benefits stand out from its competitors in a few key ways. Real CPR Help TechnologyDurabilityCost-EffectivenessUser-Friendly […]

What Happened to Damar Hamlin and Why Are AEDs & CPR Important?

The Story The Reach The Condition The Treatment The Damar Hamlin Takeaway The Expert RN in a Cardiac Catheterization Lab The Expert Pediatric Emergency Nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Department The Story:  If you watched the Buffalo Bills play the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2, 2023, you are well aware of the Damar Hamlin […]

What is Commotio Cordis and How Can It Affect Athletes?

What is commotio cordis and how can it affect me, child athletes and teen athletes in my family? Commotio cordis is a rare type of sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, that occurs when the heart is shocked by a blow to the chest, typically during sports or other physical activities. It is caused by a […]

ANSI/ISEA 2022 Update for Workplace First Aid Kits [PDF Download]

Injuries happen, and when they do, it’s important to be prepared. That’s why the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) have developed a set of standards for workplace first-aid kits. Known as ANSI/ISEA Z308.1, these standards specify the minimum contents a first-aid kit should have to be effective. Keep […]

The Top Myths About Sudden Cardiac Arrest [PDF Download]

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about what it is and how it happens. In this blog post, we’re going to dispel some of the most common myths about sudden cardiac arrest so that you can be better […]