What is AED Certification?

AED certification is a document that signifies a person has been trained to use an AED to save a life. Having CPR/AED certification can empower and prepare you to help respond in a time of crisis where seconds matter. 

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CPR vs. BLS: What’s the Difference?

Being BLS certified or CPR certified looks great on a resume, but the primary benefit of both types of training is that they prepare you to save a life! You never know when or where Sudden Cardiac Arrest will strike.

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Types of Defibrillator – Overview & Uses

Defibrillators are critical tools for doctors and surgeons, often crucial in helping to restart a patient’s heart. There are five main types of defibrillators, each with unique features and success rates. AEDs, certain types of pacemakers, and other tools often fall under the technological umbrella of “defibrillator”.  What is a Defibrillator? The function of CPR…

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New Maryland Law Aims to Improve AED Access

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On April 21, 2022, the Maryland legislature signed into law House Bill 836 (“HB 836”), also called the Elijah Gorham Act, which requires Maryland’s public middle and high schools to develop venue-specific emergency action plans to deal with sports injuries. HB 836 becomes effective on July 1, 2022.  The Bill is named after 17-year-old football…

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Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR): Meaning, Challenges & Outcomes

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For people who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the first line of help is often a bystander, or a loved one in their home who sees they are in trouble and calls 911. Since cardiac arrest usually occurs suddenly, often the first people to help are bystanders with no medical training. Even without medical training, laypeople can…

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Study Indicates AEDs are Saving Lives in Schools

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Placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools is an efficient way to curb out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHCA) deaths if a recent study carried out by researchers at New York University College of Nursing is to go by. Schools represent one of the most important frontiers in the fight against (OHCA). In the US, health organizations…

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10 Reasons Why CPR is Important

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CPR is a critical life-saving procedure. Being CPR certified means you know how to quickly and properly administer CPR. This can mean life or death for someone in medical distress. CPR is an acronym for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is critical in instances where a person’s heart stops beating or they stop breathing. Using rapid chest compressions mimics…

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Cardioversion vs. Defibrillation: Everything You Need to Know

Cardioversion Vs Defibrillation

Cardioversion and defibrillation are both treatments which treat abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can occur in healthy hearts and, most of the time, they are both short-lived and harmless. However, serious arrhythmias that are prolonged and significantly disrupt heart function are very dangerous. Certain types of arrhythmia can even lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest…

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