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Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Scholarship Winner!

We were extremely impressed with the number of creative submissions we received for the Fall 2020 Avive College Scholarship and would like to thank all of the applicants. Choosing a winner was no small task.  Among the many thoughtful videos and essays, Connor Smith impressed us with both his ideas and his commitment to action. …

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Florida Revises School AED Statutes

Taking effect July 1, 2020, the “Zachary Martin Act” unanimously passed in the Florida House and Senate to amend Florida Statutes 1006.165 (“Automated external defibrillator; user training”). This legislation revised the requirements for CPR training, the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), and the availability of AED machines on school grounds.  Selected provisions include: Each public school …

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Peyton’s Law Passed in Pennsylvania

MEDIA RELEASE THE PEYTON WALKER FOUNDATION HAILS PENNSYLVANIA’S ENACTMENT OF “PEYTON’S LAW” TO COMBAT SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUTH UNANIMOUS PASSAGE BRINGS LIFE-SAVING TOOLS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FAMILIES Pennsylvania, SECOND state in nation to enact proactive law to save young lives from SCA Law honors 19-year-old Peyton Walker taken too soon by SCA MECHANICSBURG, …

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COVID-19 and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The damaging effects of COVID-19 are not restricted to the lungs. New information indicates that both the virus, and the drugs used to treat the infection, can affect cardiac health. When SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerged in December of 2019, critical lung failure resulting from severe pneumonia was the primary concern. Increasing, data …

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College EMS: Widening the Scope of Practice

Alongside his role as an EMT on the Swarthmore EMS squad, Chris Gaeta is also the Director of Business Operations at the Journal of Collegiate EMS. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris to ask him about why he started working as an EMT in college and hear his perspective on the biggest …

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Why Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives! In fact, besides using an Automated External Defibrillator, CPR is one of the most important things you can do to save the life of someone who has suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Bystander CPR, which is performed by someone who witnesses a cardiac arrest emergency, is simple and easy to do. At minimum, …

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Sudden Cardiac Death In Athletes – Causes & Prevention

Endurance exercise…you may hate it or you may love it, but its long term benefits are invaluable and is something that everyone should consider implementing into their workout routine. Endurance exercise greatly reduces the risk of heart disease and research from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that runners were 45% less …

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Congratulations To Avive’s Winter 2019 Scholarship Winner!

Avive would like to recognize each of our applicants for their achievements and thoughtful applications. We would like to congratulate the accomplished Giulia Ribeiro! A Certified Nursing Assistant, Giulia spends her time outside of class as a member of her youth city council, planning activities and service projects. She is planning to study public health …

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Congratulations To The Avive Scholarship Winner Of Fall 2019!

Class President, Head Drum Major of her school’s marching band, and a member of an all-girls acapella choir, Madelin Ching plans to study biology on the pre-medical track in hopes of pursuing a career in pediatric medicine. Selecting our winner was no easy task. We were overwhelmed with the quality of responses we received from …

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ECG Screening For Athletes: A Practice Every Athlete Needs

Athletes are required to eat only the most nutritious meals, exercise for hours at a time, sleep at least eight to nine hours, and avoid illegal drug and alcohol consumption at all costs. With every extra set, step, lap, or rep, athletes constantly push their hearts to new levels. It all sounds quite healthy. After …

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Why Is Maintenance of AED Important? Problems with AED Machine

Imagine this: It’s late, and weirdly quiet; the grocery store you’re at is about to close and they’ve just turned off the music. You hope you can get everything on your shopping list before the store closes. The only other shopper in the store is at the end of the aisle. “Thank goodness,” you think, …

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Effective Ways Of Fundraising For AED by NGOs

Have you ever wondered why defibrillators are locked in those glass cabinets? Other than to protect it from the elements, that cabinet is there to prevent theft. However, this is a practice that Avive doesn’t endorse as storing AEDs in cabinets gives the impression that this is a piece of equipment that shouldn’t be touched …

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