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Caring for aging parents can be challenging and it requires a lot of crucial decisions. How do you keep your parents from feeling lonely and isolated? How do you know when it’s time to employ additional help or even opt for assisted living? And how do you help them make such a transition in the [...]

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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 [...]

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When you compare AED laws by state, you’ll notice that New York has some of the strictest requirements in the nation. If you run a business or oversee a public facility in the Empire State, there’s a good chance that you’re required to maintain an automated external defibrillator. New York [...]

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Anyone can purchase and own an automated external defibrillator (AED), but it’s not as simple as walking into a store and tossing it in your shopping cart. There are strict legal requirements for both purchasing and maintaining an AED, and these requirements can vary significantly from one state [...]

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California has some of the nation’s strictest requirements when it comes to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These devices—which are designed to restore normal heart function in a cardiac arrest emergency—are required in schools, gyms, and a variety of other public places. If you [...]

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Doctors are trained to do everything in their power to save a patient’s life in a dire emergency, and bystanders are likewise tasked in many cases to perform CPR on an unconscious individual. But what happens when the patient doesn’t want to be subjected to aggressive lifesaving measures? Can [...]