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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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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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In 1775, a Dutch veterinarian named Peter Abildgaard used electricity to stop—and then revive—the heart of a chicken, thus proving once and for all that electricity could be used to manipulate heart rhythms. Ever since then, scientists have been working diligently to master the art of [...]

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An automated external defibrillator looks like a costly investment. On the low end, you can expect to pay between $900 and $1,200 for an entry-level model. On the higher end, the price of an AED can exceed $2,000. The right question to ask is not how much does an AED cost? but rather Why do they [...]

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A good AED cabinet protects and preserves your automated external defibrillator while ensuring that the device remains in one central location. If you’re thinking of investing in one of these cases, it’s important to get the AED cabinet dimensions right, as the sizes aren’t always [...]