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What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

Posted: September 8, 2015    |   Gretchen Kirkwood

During the lunch hour in a well-regarded restaurant in Southeastern PA last Spring, a close friend of my mother collapsed unconscious onto the floor. A nurse at a nearby table sprang into action, began CPR and called to staff to bring an AED. However, the restaurant didn’t have an AED on site. 9-1-1 was called […]


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“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

Posted: August 27, 2015    |   Will Matty

Woody Allen has the right idea! Where death happens is varied, of course, but we find that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is often underestimated in its scope and impact, and misunderstood in the existing capabilities to combat it. Some perspective on the number of SCA deaths relative to other causes of death can provide fodder […]


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Dangers of Decentralized AED Programs

Posted: August 19, 2015    |   Dan Guglielmi

With over 600,000 deaths in the US each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), many safety-conscious organizations have implemented Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and AED Programs to combat this deadly epidemic. These organizations should be commended, and have made the workplace safer for their employees. However, many organizations have implemented these devices and programs in […]


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HCM – The Most Dangerous Thing You Have Never Heard Of Of

Posted: July 14, 2015    |   John Ehinger

This summer, a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report cited 600,000 annual deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the US – an ominous 33% increase over previous benchmark figures from the AHA and other bodies. While it remains to be seen if the IOM’s figure reflects an increasing incident rate or simply a better […]


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AEDs from the CFO Perspective

Posted: July 12, 2015    |   John Ehinger

AEDs from the CFO Perspective A recent Harris Interactive survey documents that on average 1 out of every 2 people expect to find Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in places of business. If the AED topic has not already come across your desk, you can be sure that it will soon. So, appreciating that more and […]


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