Category: Life Saving Advice

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Can you use child AED pads on an adult? The question comes up fairly often. For instance, what if your adult pads are about to expire and you’re left with just your pediatric set? Or what if your only set of adult pads failed during a cardiac emergency (such as by not adhering to the patient’s [...]

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Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation was introduced in 2008 as a way to get lay people to act immediately upon witnessing a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Now, more than 10 years later, research shows that this might actually be the best course of action for untrained bystanders. To be better [...]

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If you experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and lived to tell the tale, congratulations. You’ve beaten the odds. Nearly 90 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are fatal, and many survivors suffer neurological damage. But even if you’ve been fortunate up this point, you’re not [...]