Types of Defibrillator – Overview and Uses

Defibrillators are critical tools for doctors and surgeons, often crucial in helping to restart a patient’s heart….


How the Good Samaritan Law Encourages Citizens to Perform CPR and Save Lives

Imagine sitting in a restaurant and enjoying a tasty meal when a man at the next table…

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ACLS vs. BLS – What’s the Difference

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) are techniques used to help save lives…

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New Maryland Law Aims to Improve AED Access

On April 21, 2022, the Maryland legislature signed into law House Bill 836 (“HB 836”), also called…

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ICD vs. Pacemaker: What’s the Difference?

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and pacemakers are both medical devices that treat irregular heart rhythms, known as…


What CPR Stands For & How To Perform It

What is CPR? The American Heart Association has identified CPR as an essential link in the chain of…

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High-Quality CPR: Overview & Components To Measure It

What is High-Quality CPR? High-quality CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation that meets performance metrics set by international resuscitation…

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Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Defibrillation is the only therapy to treat someone in cardiac arrest. Every minute that a person in…

Race & Socioeconomic Standing Affect Bystander CPR & AED Use

New Study: Race & Socioeconomic Standing Affect Bystander CPR & AED Use

Outcomes for victims of cardiac arrest in Black, Latinx, and poorer communities lag  A recent study published in the…

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Hands-Only CPR: What It Is & How To Perform It

Imagine being out enjoying a day at the mall when you suddenly hear someone scream. You turn…

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Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) After Cardiac Arrest: An Overview

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) is a technique that is sometimes used after cardiac arrest to lower a patient’s…

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What is the Bystander Effect?

The bystander effect refers to reluctance by witnesses to help a person in distress such as a…

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