Summer Safety Starts with CPR
CPR/AED/First Aid Training: What do you learn in this training? Emergency situations are heightened during summer months when the heat is rising and the majority of days are spent at the beach or by the pool. Knowing the basics of CPR, how to use an AED, and learning first aid can help prevent summer hazards that sometimes may be unavoidable. Follow along as we dive into the different components of a CPR/AED/First Aid course and how this training can help ensure a safe summer ahead. Table of Contents CPR How to use an AED First Aid Training What you will …
When and How to Use a Tourniquet: Life-saving Techniques
What is a Tourniquet? When someone is suffering from traumatic blood loss, a tourniquet is an emergency medical device that can help treat an injury until professional help arrives. It is designed to apply pressure to a limb in order to temporarily stop the flow of blood through a vein or artery. Learning how to use a tourniquet is crucial in emergency situations involving life-threatening bleeding, as every second counts, especially if a severe bleeding injury occurs that causes rapid blood loss. Being prepared with a tourniquet and knowing how to correctly apply a tourniquet can help save an injured …
Where Should Bleeding Control Kits Be Placed?
Bleeding control kits are a critical component for school systems, and even required in some states. The 2022 calendar year broke the record for the most school shootings in the past 4 decades making it one of the most dangerous years for teens between the ages of 12-17.1 Although there is no official requirement on how many kits each school should have, we recommend multiple kits be available to accommodate the number of victims that may need access to these life-saving tools. Uncontrolled bleeding is responsible for 35% of prehospital trauma deaths and within the first 24 hours, …
Commotio Cordis Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention | AED Superstore
Do You Know the Signs of Commotio Cordis? Baseball season is here! As players begin to prep for the season, so do coaches and athletic trainers. All athletes have a high risk of injury when it comes to contact sports, however, pitchers, catchers, and batters have the highest risk of commotio cordis due to the frequent chest wall strikes and potential blunt chest trauma from a baseball.1 What is Commotio Cordis? Commotio Cordis occurs when an object, like a baseball, hockey puck, or even an elbow, strikes the chest directly over the heart during the critical moment of the heartbeat. …
Global Supply Chain Update: National AED Shortages
Recently the FDA released a national AED shortage notice that highlights the decrease in availability of medical equipment, devices, and life-saving technology like AEDs. Whether this is your first-time hearing of this global shortage, or you have experienced the delays first-hand, we want to ensure your understanding of what AEDSuperstore is doing to alleviate the disruption in our shipping process. Why is there a national AED shortage? Global supply chain issues as well as recent events in the news such as the NFL’s Damar Hamlin story, have increased the demand for these rescue devices and their accessories. Global supply …
CPR & Choking: Why You Need a LifeVac
When someone is choking with a completely blocked airway, oxygen cannot reach the lungs. Because the brain is extremely sensitive to the lack of oxygen, brain damage can occur in as little as 4 to 6 minutes. During these first few minutes, first aid must take place to save a person’s life. First aid classes teach us how to do the Heimlich maneuver if an individual is choking, or how to perform back blows to a choking infant or toddler to dislodge any food or item blocking their airway. However, many questions that may be unanswered come into …
Heart Conditions that Can Lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest
What causes sudden cardiac arrest? As you may know, American Heart Month is celebrated all February long making it the perfect time to educate yourself on the types of heart conditions that could potentially lead to a life-threatening emergency like sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest is caused by a malfunction of the heart’s electrical system causing an irregular heartbeat, or an arrhythmia affecting the heart’s ability to pump blood leading to heart failure. SCA requires immediate treatment. Often these irregular heartbeats are short and harmless, but other times can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. The most common irregular …
An AED and CPR Helped NFL’s Damar Hamlin
As the NFL community patiently waits to hear back on Buffalo Bill’s Damar Hamlin’s recovery, the world has seemed to halt and take notice of the importance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) which helped stabilize Hamlin before he was transported to the hospital. If you are not familiar with the situation, Hamlin was hit on impact in a tackle, resulting in the athlete’s sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Thankfully, the medical staff’s rapid response to two key players in the survival of SCA, both CPR and an AED, was able to keep Hamlin stable enough to be …
Best AEDs for 2023
Table of Contents: Best AEDs for Schools Best AEDs for Churches Best AEDs for Home Best AEDs for Offices Best AEDs for Gyms and Fitness Studios Best AEDs for Daycare Centers Best AEDs for Small Businesses Best AEDs for Outdoor Use Best AEDs for EMS Best AEDs for Public Spaces Choosing an AED Device AED Manufacturer Overview Cardiac arrest has been the leading cause of natural death in the United States for years, but thanks to innovative AED technology, along with training programs from excellent organizations such as the National Safety Council sudden cardiac arrest deaths in America are …
Five Signs You May Have Heart Disease
Your heart health is no joke, and this article will focus on common heart disease symptoms so you may be able to recognize them and make the effort to see your doctor for proper treatment.
Introducing the LifeVac Airway Clearance Device
The LifeVac Airway Clearance Device has saved over 135 choking victim’s lives with it’s simple, easy-to-use design.
The New Link in the Chain of Survival – Recovery
The AHA has added a sixth link to the sudden cardiac arrest chain of survival. What does it mean, and how is it relevant?
Small Town with Big Heart Receives Grant
Meet the latest winner of our $2000 AED Grant – the residents of Stannard, VT. A town with 216 residents and no paved roads.
Our Latest Scholarship Winner Focuses on the Heart
Lauren Menke is our latest scholarship winner. Read about how she turned a personal loss into a wonderful win for her community.
AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers
AED Superstore now carries AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers by Fellowes. While most air purifiers rid indoor areas of odors, smoke, dust, mold, and other allergens, the AeraMax Professional series goes even further to decrease the number of virus particles in the air as well.
AEDStatus is Always Working, Even When You Aren’t!
AEDStatus gives you peace of mind your AED will be ready to rescue in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest event.
Our Grant Winners Know How to Rock!
It’s never easy to pick the winner of our $2000 AED Grant. The most recent reicipient is the Mobile Bay Area Chapter of Black Nurses Rock!