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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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Cardiac Arrest on the Ski Chairlift

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere — including the ski chairlift. Hear Cassidy’s story of how she suffered and survived cardiac arrest on the slopes.

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What Is A DNR?

Guide Sections: Do Not Resuscitate Orders & How They Work Certain people have a do-not-resuscitate medical order, commonly known as a DNR. It is important to know what a DNR is, what it means, and what to do if you ever come across someone experiencing cardiac arrest who has one. What is a DNR Order? …

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CPR Vs. AED Training: What’s the Difference?

Guide Sections: Life is full of surprises, it pays to be prepared! Each day in the U.S., over 1,000 people suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Of those, only 10% survive.  If you are in a situation where someone is experiencing SCA, delivering CPR and using an AED device can be the difference between life …

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