Tag Archives: SCA

The Effect of CPR on Bystanders

I was 15 years old, sitting at a restaurant when a man collapsed. He was following the hostess to his seat, fell forward into a table and dropped to his back on the floor. I watched good Samaritans try and help this man. I was frozen in fear, grasping onto my mother and shaking. I […]

AED INFO, Written by Blaire

Do I need myAED Program Management?  

  Providing an AED is the first step in preparing for cardiac arrest.  The second step is the maintenance of an AED. The third step is one that is often overlooked but is extremely important: Establishing an AED Program Management System. myAED Program Management  is an all-inclusive digital program that safeguards readiness by maintaining equipment expirations, […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

Donation Winner to Spread Awareness and Teach

If you haven’t heard about our AED Donation Program, you NEED to read this! And if you, someone you know, or a place you frequently visit is in need of an AED, this could be your lucky week! AED.us kicked off 2018 with a pledge to donate one Automated External Defibrillator each week. All you […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

Our First #HowToSaveALife AED Donation Winner: Lucas Lepri

At AED.us, “our goal is to place Automated External Defibrillators where they will be most effectively utilized, and Our Mission, Our Passion, Our Duty is to forge stronger links into the chain of survival.” As part of our commitment to helping communities become more aware of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, we have started our first annual […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

The American Heart Association Changes Their Guidelines For 2019

In 2015, the American Heart Association issued their new guidelines, which included updates for CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) training courses. Every few years, they will make changes to support new techniques and equipment that prove to increase a victims’ chances of survival during sudden cardiac arrest or an emergency response system. […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

March Madness!

Basketball Players and Sudden Cardiac Arrest  NCAA Basketball player, Hank Gathers, made national news in 1989 when he collapsed during a Loyola Marymount University home game against UC Santa Barbara. He was 23 years old when he died from sudden cardiac arrest. Although he was previously diagnosed with an arrhythmia and prescribed medicine for it, […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh

Chain, Chain, Chain

The chain of survival- It’s only as strong as it’s weakest link and the clock is ticking. What bystanders can do to help save a life: Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a sudden and unexpected pulseless condition that strikes almost 400,000 people annually in out-of-hospital settings.  Many of these lives can be saved when the Chain […]

AED INFO, Written by Leigh