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2012-08-20 23:02:44

A free Powerheart AED G3 was donated by AED.com to Big Creek State Park. Gus Stangl is to thank for starting the effort to get an AED. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 In 2011, Gus Stangl started work on the grounds of Big Creek State Park that would lead to the donation of a Powerheart AED G3. After getting recertified in CPR and learning about AEDs, Gus realized that the state park he visited often did not have an onsite AED. With well over half a million visits in 2010, Gus saw the...

2012-08-08 23:03:15

More and more workout facilities are implementing Automated External Defibrillators. Barry's Bootcamp in Nashville, TN has just incorporated an AED to protect their customers, as well as their instructors from sudden cardiac arrest. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Enlistees at Barry's Bootcamp Nashville can now train assured knowing that their facility is equipped with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) provided by AED.com. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes over 350,000...

2012-08-07 22:07:19

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. VF is an abnormal heart rhythm that makes the heart quiver so it can't pump blood. ICDs are small electronic devices implanted in the chest that detect potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms and try to stop them with electric shocks. Generally, only people with...

2012-07-31 23:00:23

In an AED giveaway sweepstakes hosted by the LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Quality Bioresources received a Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED. Brentwood, Tn (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Medical Devices Group, a 126,000+ member LinkedIn group, gave away a Powerheart AED G3 through their latest sweepstakes to Quality Bioresources Inc., which provides custom lyophilization and manufacturing services to clients worldwide. AED.com donated a total of 10 AEDs to the LinkedIn Group for the...

2012-07-28 23:02:22

CoaguSense CEO Doug Patterson has been selected as one of the winners of AED.com's exclusive AED giveaway through the LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 In 2012, AED.com is giving away 100 AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to individuals, businesses, and organizations. A recent giveaway was coordinated through the LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, which consists of over 126,000 members. AED.com donated ten AEDs for the sweepstakes. One of...

2012-07-28 10:20:15

"Save the Next Bright Star" Heart Screenings Come to City Recreation Centers supported by Youth Heart Watch at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pfizer, Inc., Bo Kimble's 44 for Life Foundation, and the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's recreation centers offer city youth a place to gather and, for many, a place to play and hone their skills. They also are places where the greatest tragedies can occur - sudden...

2012-07-24 23:00:34

Only months after collapsing on her school playground from a near fatal cardiac arrest, nine-year-old, Advocate Health Care patient, Caitlyn O´Reilly will have the thrill of a lifetime as she hurls the first pitch during the Cub´s game on July 29. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 WHAT: Only months after collapsing on her school playground from a near fatal cardiac arrest, nine-year-old Caitlyn O´Reilly will have the thrill of a lifetime as she hurls the first pitch...

2012-07-19 23:00:09

AED training is a valuable and free benefit for customers of AED.com. Pairing up with Webex by Cisco provides unparalleled support to new and existing clientele. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Unfortunately, purchasing an AED (automated external defibrillator) is not a one-and-done solution. To be fully compliant and ready for a rescue situation, AED owners need to have completed a few important steps. One of these steps is AED training. AED.com now provides free online AED training...

2012-07-14 23:00:23

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the nation's leading causes of death. Michael Clarke Duncan is kept alive by his girlfriend's CPR efforts before emergency medical services could arrive. AED.com explains the disease that kills so many of its victims. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, The well known actor in The Green Mile recently suffered a sudden cardiac arrest event. He is 54 years old. According to TMZ, Omarosa, who is most know from the popular TV show The...

2012-07-06 23:01:18

AED.com donated a Powerheart AED G3 to Honor Flight Dayton, a non-profit group that utilizes volunteers to fly and escort World War II veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 When AED.com announced its 100 AED Giveaway campaign earlier this year, it had no idea that it would have the honor to donate a unit to a group that escorts our WWII veterans and heroes to Washington, DC in order to visit the World War II Memorial. “The heroes of WWII...


Latest Defibrillation Reference Libraries

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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