Latest Defibrillation Stories

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...

2012-05-31 23:02:53

As part of their 2012 Giveaway, AED.com has donated two Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators, manufactured by one of the global AED leaders, Cardiac Science Corporation. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Holy Redeemer Catholic School, with an enrollment of over 500 K-8 students, is proud to receive their new life-saving Powerheart G3 AEDs. In a letter to AED.com, they wrote: “Holy Redeemer Catholic School family and staff are truly grateful for the gift of these lifesaving...

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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