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First Aiders and anticipated AED users often hear manual defibrillators mentioned in the course of their training, but what is a manual defibrillator and how is it different from an automated external defibrillator (AED)? If you have an AED on-site or are curious about medical devices in general, [...]

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A church first aid policy is essential for congregations large and small. You never know when an injury or illness may occur on your watch, and you don’t want to be caught off guard when it happens. But creating an effective first aid plan involves much more than just investing in some gauze [...]

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Defibrillators are instrumental in preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) deaths, but how do they actually work? Though different types of defibrillators have different mechanisms behind them, they all operate on the same basic principle: using controlled electric shocks to prevent cardiac arrest [...]

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Establishing an AED program for an enterprise business presents numerous challenges. How do you ensure that your program is fully compliant across multiple states with differing laws and regulations? How do you ensure that each branch of your organization maintains its defibrillators to [...]

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If you work in any public safety environment, you may be required to obtain a Basic Life Support certification. Anyone can become BLS-certified, and it can be a huge benefit even if your job doesn’t require you to save lives. In this article, we’ll cover: What a BLS certification is Who [...]

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AEDs are designed to perform dozens of daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests, and if one of these tests indicates a concern, the device will emit loud beeps to alert you. But because the defibrillator tests for numerous functional issues, it’s not always easy to determine why the device is [...]