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2012-09-18 23:01:19

Online Healthcare Certification Provider Encourages Healthcare Professionals and First Responders to Update ACLS and PALS certifications. Lincoln, Neb. (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month this September, Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses, encourages healthcare professionals and first responders to update their life support certifications. It is estimated that more than 2.5 million Americans have...

2012-08-27 23:02:08

Leonhard Lang utilizes more than a century of quality-focused production and service experience to meet the challenges of tomorrow with cutting edge technology and innovative design combined with user-driven research and development. The development advances they have made are often patented, and they hold certifications on their quality management system, environmental management system and on several of their products. Marketed globally under the SKINTACT® brand name, Leonhard Lang...

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...


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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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