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Little League AEDs Save Two Lives in One Season

“I got to hold the AED that saved this mom, and I feel like it’s Peyton’s heart beating.” Julie Walker lost her 19 year-old daughter suddenly and tragically to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Since then, Julie has been a tireless advocate for SCA survival with CPR training, ECG screening, AED donations, and legislative change. At …

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AED Rescuer Saves Life of 16-year-old at the Gym

Bill and Shawn share their inspiring stories of survival and gratitude. 16 year-old Lexi was a healthy, avid athlete when her heart suddenly stopped while she was running on the treadmill. Bill Sick was exercising nearby when he saw Lexi collapse and fly backwards. Alongside three other gym members, Bill performed CPR and used an AED to …

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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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AED And CPR On Pregnant Women: How to Perform

Maternal cardiac arrest, when pregnant women suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, is a large and growing problem in the United States. It is important to learn about this issue and the actions that you can take to save potentially two lives at once! Cpr On A Pregnant Woman If a pregnant woman suffers cardiac arrest, you …

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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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Liz Shares How to Run School AED Programs

How to create successful school and community defibrillator programs Liz started working with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) back in 2003. Since then, she’s acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge about how to create and manage public access defibrillator programs successfully. One of her pro tips: promote CPR and AED awareness throughout the community! Watch …

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Chris and His Now-Famous Video of Cardiac Arrest Survival

Watch Chris describe the story and footage of when he suffered cardiac arrest Unlike most victims and survivors of cardiac arrest, when Chris Solomons’ heart stopped beating, he was being filmed by the BCC. The documentary crew that had been creating a series about his air ambulance team captured Chris when he crawled into work …

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Insights from Survivors and Rescuers

Dr. Dainty wants to bring real experiences to CPR training and AED design Dr. Katie Dainty does not think that CPR training should just happen in a comfortable, air-conditioned room with a mannequin flat on the floor. Rather, she suggests that we make CPR training realistic. What if someone is sitting in a chair, what …

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Paramedic Advocates for CPR and AED Education

Debra shares ideas on how to improve AED awareness and access After witnessing someone fall through the ice at a lake, Debra entered the medical field as a critical care paramedic and became a CPR/AED educator. This formative experience, combined with her father’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival, motivates her commitment to spreading awareness about CPR …

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