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

For people who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the first line of help is often a bystander,…

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Study Indicates AEDs are Saving Lives in Schools

Placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools is an efficient way to curb out-of-hospital sudden cardiac…

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10 Reasons Why CPR is Important

CPR is a critical life-saving procedure. Being CPR certified means you know how to quickly and properly administer…

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AED Signage Requirements: State AED Laws

When a cardiac emergency happens, bystanders need to take immediate action by calling 911, initiating CPR, and…

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AED with a Pacemaker: Can You Use a Defibrillator on Someone with a Pacemaker?

People with pacemakers implanted in their chests can experience cardiac arrest, too. You can use an AED…

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Rhode Island Now Requires All 911 Operators to be Trained in Providing CPR Instructions Over the Phone

If you have never been in the unfortunate situation of having to call 911 for a medical…

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New Connecticut AED Law Requires Health Clubs to Have an AED

According to the Red Cross, “Sudden Cardiac Arrest is among the leading causes of death in the…

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