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In 2013, AED Superstore introduced you to AED advocate Cher Will, project director for the St Croix Foundation…

Recently Mylan, the company who markets and sells the EpiPen, got in a lot of hot water for raising the price of these critical prescriptions…

With Intellisense CPR Feedback from Cardiac Science, providing effective CPR compressions is now within reach.

One of the leading causes of young athlete cardiac arrest (and the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in people under the age of 30) is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy…

A new study by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, in collaboration with StrataVerve, reveals that although sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., it is not on the general public’s radar. Researchers call for development of a clear, uniform, consumer-friendly definition of sudden cardiac arrest, emphasizing its urgency and distinguishing it from heart attack. Consumers do not consider sudden cardiac arrest to be a major health concern, although it is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Once people understand the definition of sudden cardiac arrest, they are highly motivated to learn …

A Look at the Strangely-Intermingled Relationship between Heroin and other Opiate-induced Overdoses and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Heroin overdoses are on the rise all across the United States. This is due to recent governmental policies which restrict access to prescription opioid medications. While these recent initiatives have been implemented with great intentions for public safety, an unintended rebound effect of heroin flooding the streets of major cities all across the United States is currently in progress. With the prevalence of these increased numbers of overdoses coinciding with the media attention given by the recent New Hampshire primaries, the nation is becoming …

Are you a fitness fanatic, regular runner, journeyman jogger, or even just into casual calisthenics? Perhaps you’re a pilot, or a mountain climber, or maybe you just want to occasionally observe your blood oxygen level? We’ve got just what you need! Introducing the innovative iOximeter! It’s a pulse oximeter which operates through the headphone jack of your smartphone, and it’s so simple to set-up and use. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play, plug the iOximeter into the headphone jack on your phone, place the sensor on IOX1your finger, and read the display right on your …

AED manufacturer Physio-Control announced today it is acquiring AED manufacturer HeartSine® Technologies. The acquisition will result in one of the world’s largest AED solutions providers. With HeartSine’s presence in the Public Access Defibrillation market and Physio-Control being a stronghold in the EMS community, we at AED Superstore see this as a positive for both companies. Physio-Control’s CEO Brian Webster stated, “with Physio-Control and HeartSine now united in our lifesaving missions, we will be able to offer a tremendous range of AED solutions to our global customers and partners.” HeartSine CEO Declan O’Mahoney added, “This is very good for HeartSine and …

AED Superstore proudly announces we now carry the newest addition from HeartSine Technologies, the samaritan® PAD 450P AED with CPR Rate Advisor™. This AED includes all the same great features of the existing samaritan PAD 350P AED, but also adds live CPR feedback! Weighing in at just 2.4 pounds with an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP56, the 450P is ideal for any environment. The compact design offers a footprint up to 56% smaller than other brand’s AEDs, making it one of the most portable AEDs available. Adding to the total package, the Pad-Pak™ defibrillation cartridge combines electrode pads and …

It’s new, it’s ORANGE, and it’s available right now from AED Superstore! Cardiac Science is rolling out their Powerheart® G5 AED, and what an AED it is. The G5 features the standards and quality you’ve come to expect from Cardiac Science, along with new features designed with patient treatment and recovery as the focal point.                                                                                                                                                    Let’s take a look at the overall design of the Powerheart G5 AED. The face of the device shows a large, easy-to-read Rescue Ready™ status indicator and you can view the expiration date of the electrode pads through a special window in the lid. …

UK-based EasyJet Airlines has chosen the Defibtech Lifeline VIEW­ AED with the TSO battery configuration as the AED to be carried on board their aircraft and at their corporate offices. EasyJet is the United Kingdom’s largest airline by number of passengers carried. Defibtech is already the AED of choice for Delta, Air France, Thai Airways International, and Etihad Airlines. Defibtech AEDs have also been deployed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain. EasyJet has chosen the Lifeline VIEW as it is simple to use, compact, lightweight, rugged, and allows for easy stowage in overhead bins. The Defibtech Lifeline VIEW is the first and only AED …

USA Football® and Physio-Control® have announced a multi-year partnership with Physio-Control as a sponsor of USA Football, their Heads Up Football®, and their U.S. National Team Program. Physio-Control plans to provide grants to make AEDs available to youth and high school football programs. Physio-Control will donate six USA Football Complete Solution Packages and 40 AED trainers to allow USA Football Master Trainers to demonstrate AEDs to league and school Player Safety Coaches. USA Football’s Heads Up Football program is a complete compilation of resources and medically approved protocols designed to change and advance player safety when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest, concussion …

PulsePoint Foundation, along with marketing and implementation partner Physio-Control, has developed a couple of apps that are making a difference in many locations across the country. PulsePoint Respond is an application designed to notify your phone if there is someone nearby that requires immediate assistance. PulsePoint AED is an application that can pinpoint the location of the nearest AED. Both apps require that the municipality has procured the PulsePoint software and is using the technology. If you are trained in CPR, and you download the PulsePoint Respond app, your mobile device can receive emergency alerts detailing the nature of the situation. For example: A victim of SCA is down and unresponsive. …

Philips Healthcare announces the eagerly-awaited Heartstart FR3 is now available in the US. The smallest and lightest professional-grade AED among leading global manufacturers, the FR3 has been designed to be rugged, reliable, and to support the rescuer every step of the way. The FR3 helps you deliver therapy faster by reducing deployment time. How is the FR3 faster, you may ask? You can set it up to power-on by opening the lid of the carry case (with optional rigid system case). The pre-connected peel-and-place Smart Pads III have no foil pouch to tear open. Just peel off the adhesive back …

In December of 2007 our Congress declared the first week of June as National CPR/AED Awareness week. This year, for the 4th Annual National CPR/AED Awareness Week, we want to bring awareness to your facility’s, or your own, AED Program. Take the time this week to focus attention on your AED Program. Take a moment and familiarize yourself, and others, with the AED at your worksite, office, home, fitness club, etc. Does everyone know where it is located? Is the status indicator showing “Ready”? What do we do if it is not? Are the pads current? Does anyone need a refresher on …

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