Infant and child sudden cardiac arrest does happen. Knowing what to do quickly when it strikes is crucial to their survival.

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 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 …

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 …

Women are 27% less likely to receive bystander CPR for an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest event than men. Why? There may be a very simple explanation.

Can you shock someone with an AED as a joke? Do you have to be a professionally trained medic to use an AED? Does an AED “jump start” the heart? We debunk some common myths about these life-saving devices.

June 1-7 is CPR/AED Awareness Week. So what, exactly, does this mean? What are we asking people to be aware of? What are we hoping people will do? Learn what simple things you can do to save lives.

Over 6,000 children under the age of 18 die from sudden cardiac arrest each year. Did you know using an AED on infants and children is different than using it on an adult? This FAQ answers some common questions.

CPR Instructors: Are you ready for the new certification requirements the American Heart Association will implement beginning January 2019? We have the manikins you need to train effectively and certify your students.

If you have a Do Not Resuscitate tattoo, will EMTs and doctors honor it as proof of your wishes? The answer is complicated.

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Wes Wagoner, a five-year veteran customer service representative at AED Superstore, recently decided to become a volunteer EMT for his hometown Fire and Rescue Department

The Chain of Survival has been established as the ideal scenario to give sudden cardiac arrest victims the best chance at survival.

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Do these misrepresentations of CPR do any harm? It is worrisome they may prompt those doing CPR to expect to need nothing other than compressions and breaths to revive someone.

It is common knowledge effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is necessary in order to have an impact on the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim.

Volunteers from AED Superstore and the Arbor Vitae Fire Department teamed up to teach kids fire safety and compression-only CPR.