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2020 AHA Updates on Maternal Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in pregnant women is a dangerous and complex condition owing to the presence of two patients (mother and fetus) as well as the need for immediate treatment. The newly released 2020 AHA CPR & EGG guidelines provide a framework to optimize resuscitation for in-hospital maternal cardiac arrest victims.

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AED Indemnification

This clear and simple legal guide explains what you need to know about AED indemnification policies.

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Avive conducts survey with 337 CPR instructors on the impact of COVID-19 on bystander response

How COVID-19 is impacting bystander response to cardiac arrest and CPR training SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (December 10, 2020) – In a survey of 337 CPR instructors, researchers at Avive Solutions found widespread concerns about the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on bystander willingness to help victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Notably, 74% of responding instructors expressed either strong (40%) or moderate (34%) concern about bystander inaction …

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AED Units: so simple that children can use them?

When a teacher at Georges-Vanier high school in Montreal suddenly lost consciousness, it was not the school nurse or other staff members who responded. Rather, three students immediately jumped into action by performing CPR and using an AED to save the teacher’s life. When the school’s vice-principal heard that students were in the room during the emergency, his first thought …

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SCA Story

Students Save Classmate with CPR and AED

When Chibuzo Ikonta, a sophmore on the Valencia High School Basketball team, suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness at practice after school, his peers sprang into action. Valencia High School has a unique Medical Science Academy that prepares students not only for careers but emergencies just like this by certifying them all in CPR and AED …

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Guide

The What, When, Where, Why & How of AEDs

Many questions arise when it comes to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). In this guide, we seek to answer the most common questions about this important, lifesaving technology! We’ll begin with some definitions of what an AED is and what it is not. AED Medical Abbreviation: Automated External Defibrillator Some people mistakenly define AEDs as “automatic external …

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AED Emergency Action Plan for Gyms and Athletics

While having an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is great, an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a simple and comprehensive way to make sure that your organization and personnel are prepared to respond to SCA and use a life-saving defibrillator.

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5 Ways EMS Providers can Find Support

While the 8 o’clock chorus of applause that spread throughout my neighborhood in March, April, and into June has subsided, essential workers continue to serve their communities and patients in profound ways. Risk of exposure, staffing shortages, infecting others, PPE supply, and more can weigh heavily on individuals who work on the frontlines, particularly EMS …

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