This is a question that is often asked, and it is a very important but often overlooked aspect of AED ownership. The information below was posted on AED Brands website; a fantastic resource for AED education; If you manage an automated external defibrillator (AED) program, hopefully you know that the AED pads in your device have an expiration … [Read more...] about Why Do AED Pads Expire?
There has been a lot of discussion of late of the relevance and need for AED testing. While there is no legal requirement for AED owners to have their units tested, it is clearly best practice. Please refer to the links below for articles posted internationally highlighting the need for AED testing, and maintenance programs; AEDS save lives, but … [Read more...] about Do AED’s require testing?
Well respected New Zealand doctor, media personality and public speaker, Dr Frances Pitsilis, has published this wonderful blog in the 14.11.12 issue of the New Zealand Herald. Please click the following link to read Dr Pitsilis' advice on what do during a Cardiac Arrest emergency. Dr Pitsilis Blog 14.11.12 Have prepared would you be? … [Read more...] about Save A Life In An Emergency – Blog posted by Dr Frances Pitsilis in NZ Herald 14.11.2012
We have come across the following article published in a Men's Health Forum; it makes for some very interesting reading. Please ensure that you discuss this information with important Men in your life: Source: http://www.optimal-heart-health.com/triggers.html?goback=%2Egde_1242687_member_124141652 What Triggers Cardiac Arrest? It Differs For Men … [Read more...] about What Triggers Cardiac Arrest? It Differs For Men & Women
WHAT IS A SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA) In the simplest of terms, a sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA is when the heart suddenly, and with little forewarning, stops beating. Once the heart stops beating, blood cannot flow to the brain and other vital organs. If not treated immediately, sudden cardiac arrests are more often than not fatal. Did You … [Read more...] about What is a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?