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AEDs and liability risks

April 1, 2014
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

February 27, 2014

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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Get Your Cholesterol Checked

Having high cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
September 17, 2013
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your cholesterol checked and learn about the importance of keeping your cholesterol at healthy levels.


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Emergency medical response products and services from Physio-Control

September 12, 2013

Physio-Control is the world leader in external defibrillator/monitors and emergency medical response products and services.  Simple, safe, and effective, LIFEPAK® automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from Physio-Control provide a critical resource to help a first responder—a colleague, a teacher, or simply a passerby—save the life of another human being.


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AED registry systems face many barriers to widespread use

September 5, 2013
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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Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

July 24, 2013

Here’s more evidence why breakfast may be the most important meal of the day: Men who reported that they regularly skipped breakfast had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.


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

June 7, 2013
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
April 22, 2013
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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Why the nurse wouldn’t administer CPR

March 14, 2013
A mountain blizzard rages outside the windows, classes are cancelled at the university… being socked in for the day, one gets philosophical.


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Are you ready to use your automated external defibrillator (AED)?

AED's can help reduce the shock of sudden cardiac arrest.
February 1, 2013
Death due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a big problem.


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