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Defibs Save Lives
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.
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Unexpected lifesavers: Locals honored for helping four people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest
Marcus Stalboerger shows off a T-shirt Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at an award ceremony with Fargo Fire Chief Steve Dirksen honoring Stalboerger's co-workers at Healthcare Accessories in Fargo for performing CPR and using an AED on him when he went into sudden cardiac arrest on Jan. 11, 2018.
Local teen earns Gold Award through Girl Scouts for life-saving efforts
Her project is called Operation A.E.D. The project's purpose was to install automated external defibrillators in public facilities to reduce the number of deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest. "I was inspired by the death of a former classmate," said Rasmussen, noting her classmate died of sudden cardiac ...