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AEDs and liability risks

By Debra Ford
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Workplaces yet to implement AED programs may point to liability risks associated with a potential failed rescue. However, a case now in the California Supreme Court points to what can happen if an organization doesn’t have AEDs.


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Poll: Nearly 80 percent of employed adults can’t locate their workplace’s defibrillator

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Each year, approximately 300,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) that require revival from an automated external defibrillator (AED). According to the results of a survey commissioned by Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety programs, although many workplaces have AEDs on site, it’s likely that a majority of workers would not be prepared to locate and use the units.


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Cintas Surpasses $175,000 fundraising goal for American Heart Association

Cintas celebrates success and unveils 2014 Heart Walk and Run schedule
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Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid supplies and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs, today announced it has raised $195,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA) through its participation in more than 50 nationwide Heart Walks & Runs in 2013. This total surpasses the initial goal of raising $175,000 to fight heart disease. The Cintas 2014 schedule will aim to generate $220,000 for the cause.


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Make sure your workers can quickly handle a cardiac crisis

By Maureen Brady
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According to OSHA, jobs with shift work, high stress, and exposure to certain chemicals and electrical hazards increase the risks of heart disease and cardiac arrest.


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How to keep retail workers safe during Black Friday

This is fifth anniversary of trampling death of Wal-Mart employee
By Maureen Paraventi
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It’s that time of year again, when retailers draw unusually large numbers of consumers into stores with deep discounts for an annual shopping binge known as Black Friday. The financial success of the event has motivated retailers to open their doors even earlier, offer bigger sales and advertise heavily.


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AED and emergency oxygen in wall case by LIFE Corporation

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LIFE®StartSystem™ weighs only 8 pounds, smaller than a briefcase at 12 in. x 12 in. x 3 in., durable and water resistant, complete with LIFE-O2® 6&12 LPM


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AED companion Emergency Oxygen unit by LIFE Corporation

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LIFE® SoftPac Emergency Oxygen unit is an ideal lightweight portable companion for your AED to provide supplemental oxygen to a breathing victim before the onset of fibrillation


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AED registry systems face many barriers to widespread use

By Richard Lazar
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The idea of AED registries leading to more Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victims receiving bystander defibrillation more quickly has been promoted in recent years.


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Greater access to AEDs could save up to 100,000 lives annually

By Greg Slusser
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While it may not seem so on the surface, the Food and Drug Administration’s action to tighten regulations on AEDs was an affirmation of the important role these devices play in reducing the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, the number-one killer of Americans


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Defibtech to receive 2013 ‘Exporter of the Year’ award from ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of U.S. Department of Commerce Magazine

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut plans to attend awards ceremony
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Defibtech will receive the 2013 “Exporter of the Year” Award on Capitol Hill on April 24 from ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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