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The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this “significant public health problem,” according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public Access Defibrillator Placement”).
Here are the top EHS-related products of the week from ISHN.com:
Featuring a revolutionary color LCD video display and 3-lead ECG monitoring capability, the Defibtech Lifeline™ PRO and Lifeline ECG automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been cleared for sale in the U.S. market by the Food and Drug Administration. AEDs are designed to revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest, which strikes about 380,000 Americans each year and is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
1. Educational institutions: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims more than 250,000 lives per year, regardless of age. With incidents increasingly happening on school properties, including athletic fields and courts, the need for AEDs in educational institutions is on the rise.
A study of cardiac arrest deaths linked to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) found that nearly a quarter of them were due to dead batteries in the devices.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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