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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, 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, …

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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 arrest (OHCA) deaths according to a recent study carried out by researchers at New York University College of Nursing. Schools represent one of the most important frontiers in the fight against OHCA. In the U.S., health organizations and …

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Avive Announces Jackson, TN as First 4-Minute City Program Partner

San Francisco, California – December 1, 2021ー Avive Solutions, Inc, a company bringing to market a revolutionary connected platform comprised of a next-generation connected Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and first of it’s kind software system designed to improve response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) emergencies, today announced the City of Jackson, Tennessee as its first …

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Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest: An Overview

Guide Sections: Therapeutic hypothermia is a technique that is sometimes used after cardiac arrest to lower a patient’s body temperature in an effort to reduce injury and improve outcomes. What Is Therapeutic Hypothermia? When a patient goes into cardiac arrest, early interventions aim to achieve a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). During cardiac arrest, the …

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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 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 …

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AED Signage Requirements: State AED Laws

Guide Sections: When a cardiac emergency happens, bystanders need to take immediate action by calling 911, initiating CPR, and locating the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Having signage posted and visible to help community responders find AEDs when they need them is just as important as having signage in place to direct people to fire …

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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 United States. In fact, more than 350,000 people will suffer a cardiac arrest this year. Currently, the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.”[1] And even more concerning is …

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Cardioversion Vs Defibrillation: Everything You Need to Know

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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