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Returning to School During COVID-19

Walk down any aisle in Target or Staples, and you’ll see it’s Back To School season across the country. But this year, getting back into the classroom looks a little bit different than what we’re used to.  A handful of states have ordered school closures or restricted students to remote learning only, but many others […]

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What is an IP Rating?

The IP Rating (or Ingress Protection Rating) classifies and rates the degrees of protection against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures. The code will start out with IP followed by two digits. The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against […]

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Scientists are uncovering new information about the COVID-19 virus with every passing day, and we are constantly learning about the direct and indirect effects of this pandemic. A group of researchers at Cleveland Clinic has found a significant increase over the past several months of patients experiencing broken heart syndrome. In clinical terms, broken heart […]

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Drone Delivery Canada Successfully Completes Phase 2 of “AED on the Fly” Project

When somebody experiences sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), every second matters. CPR and defibrillation are the two ways to treat somebody suffering an SCA, but the patient’s survivability decreases with every passing minute. Often, EMS arrives too late. This is why we emphasize the importance of AED prevalence and bystander education. If people on-site are equipped […]

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Drones Allow AEDs to be Delivered Within the Critical Minutes That Matter Most

Here at AED.US, we talk a lot about automated external defibrillators – it’s in our name. But we want to emphasize why we love these portable, user-friendly, life-saving devices. Let’s start with the cold, hard facts. Every year, nearly 400,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur out of hospitals. The only treatment for an SCA is […]

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When Can Children Learn CPR?

What is the right age for children to learn CPR? When are they able to perform effective CPR? Should schools have a program in place? An article put out by ABCNews in 2009, reported that by the age of 9, children can retain the skills and knowledge of how to perform CPR. Most younger children […]

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rates Have Spiked in Recent Months

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news cycle for the past several months, from discussions about transmissibility to economic shutdown to drug trials. But a lesser-talked about medical phenomena during this pandemic is that the occurrence of sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) skyrocketed over the past several months. A study published in JAMA Cardiology and Alprostadil.org […]

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