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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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AED Unit Upgrades

In order to keep AEDs in proper working condition and in keeping with regulatory requirements, AED manufacturers may provide software updates for their devices in the field. Typically, these AED upgrades occur for one of two reasons: 1. Corrective Actions: Corrective actions occur when device manufacturers identify a potentially problematic issue in their product, requiring …

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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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Revive Welcomes Summer Interns!

For the first time ever, Revive Solutions is excited to welcome five incredible interns as they take a break from classes and homework to come together to share fresh, diverse, and impactful ideas. Our interns will work together with veterans on the team to transform the AED industry. Below they share their role at Revive, …

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AED Awareness In Schools: 6 Ways To Promote AED Education

During Nick of Time Foundation’s recent high school ECG screening event in Seattle, we had the opportunity to ask hundreds of students about AED units. We estimated that approximately 5-10% of students entered their gymnasium with knowledge of their school’s AEDs – and only one student knew the location of ALL of them! – indicating that …

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SCA Story

Seeking Education After Tragedy

Matthew was a fit, active 16-year-old boy. He enjoyed school and loved sports, especially snowboarding and soccer. He went to school healthy and happy on a regular September day. The first hint his parents had that anything might be wrong with him was when they received a phone call from his school telling them Matthew …

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Case Study

The Life Saving Equipment Your Gym Needs

We all know that exercise is good for you; really good for you. Among many other benefits, it reduces your long-term risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity-related illness and has even been shown to improve mental health. But, unfortunately, we’ve also all heard that story of the guy who collapsed on the …

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Athletic Trainer Builds AED Program

How Robbie Bowers pioneered a culture of AED safety & removed the question of “what if?” from his lexicon Robbie Bowers wasn’t handed an automated external defibrillator (AED) program from his school board. He wasn’t asked to buy a lifesaving unit and make it available during his school’s events –actually, quite the opposite. Mr. Bowers …

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The Law Protects AED Rescuers

Did you know that the law actually encourages lay people and bystanders to perform CPR and to use an AED on people who have suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and that it actually protects them from litigation? Traditionally, the public has been concerned about performing CPR and using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) due to …

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Demystifying Four Common AED Myths

Thanks to TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Med, most people think of defibrillators as complex, powerful contraptions that can only be operated by highly trained medical personnel. Depictions of unresponsive patients jerking their whole bodies violently as medics apply a defibrillator’s pads to their chests are all that most people have to go …

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