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Defibs Save Lives
East Toronto man reunites with paramedics who helped save his life
Smith started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Rozario did mouth to mouth, while Radcliffe used the school's automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock his friend's heart into a normal rhythm. Paramedics from Stations 42 and 46 arrived on the scene minutes later, assessed the situation and ...
Survivor knows firsthand the benefits of automatic defibrillators
“I am a case study for the importance of an automated external defibrillator. If it hadn't been for that little machine, I wouldn't be alive today. You hope you never need to use one, but if you do, it is a lifesaver. I believe strongly in the Steven M. Gootter Foundation's efforts to distribute defibrillators in the ...
Time is of the essence when using a defibrillator
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.
Online company combines charity fundraiser with defibrillator campaign Henry James
Kathryn Skinner at Direct365, said: “Research from the Arrhythmia Alliance shows that over 100,000 people in the UK suffer sudden cardiac death. Of these people, survival rates would improve five-fold if a defibrillator was available. “The facts surrounding the number of defibrillators available across UK ...
Dash Camera Captures Good Samaritans Saving Jogger's Life
A several-mile run is no big deal for Gerry Fowle, who consistently beats most his peers in Northeast Ohio races. But in July, as he ran down the Cowley Road in Grafton Township, his heart went into shock. “About three miles out, I felt like I was going to pass out, and I said, 'Well, I need to get out of the ...
AED saves another athlete in Texas thanks to quick thinking athletic trainer
According to Grubbs, her intervention with Lerma marked the third time that a school in Richardson ISD has had to use an AED in the past two years. Perhaps foreseeing such a need, the Richardson ISD placed four AEDs in the halls and facilities at Pearce, access which Grubbs is convinced was ...
Cardiac arrest or heart attack, and why early CPR and defibrillation can be lifesaving
"Anyone can use an AED, [the machine] talks you through it," Dr MacIntyre said. Studies have shown defibrillation within three to five minutes can produce survival rates as high as 50 per cent to 70 per cent. Defibrillators are increasingly installed in public places, such as schools, sports clubs, shopping ...
Should Your Hotel Install A Defibrillator?
A survey from workplace products and services supplier, Direct365, has suggested that a significant number of UK businesses are not considering the purchase of an onsite Automated External Defibrillator (AED), that could save lives.
'I'm a retired acrobat': How nine-year-old Cooper Appleyard recovered after dance class cardiac arrest
Nine-year-old Cooper Appleyard was lying unconscious in a hospital bed in intensive care totally unaware that he had just had a cardiac arrest.
February Medical e-News- 2018
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