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Laerdal specialty manikins now available!

AEDSuperstore.com is THE destination for CPR manikins and accessories–we’ve carried all the major brands for years. But did you know some of the best-known manufacturers make more than just CPR manikins? They do and the selection may surprise you. In the last few weeks we’ve rolled out the Laerdal line of specialty manikins, all at great prices and many with free shipping available, too. Our selection is huge, and it includes realistic manikins for training in trauma, advanced life support including ACLS, advanced airways and intubation, convalescent care, catheritazation….the list goes on and on! Keep checking back. We’re adding more all the …

Now is the time to prepare for CPR Guidelines 2010. They’re almost here!

It’s been almost 5 years since the rules of CPR changed significantly. Potential changes are scheduled for October 2010, but now is the time to think about them to avoid budget and training headaches for 2011. Many of you were caught by surprise in November 2005. Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot of lessons since then. We thought we’d share with you some things to keep in mind to make the transition to CPR “Guidelines 2010” easier. What is “Guidelines 2010” anyway? The “rules” for CPR are decided by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) based on the latest research it …

Fun in the Summer Sun

Summer is a time of relaxation and fun in the sun! Whether you are relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather we are having, or out playing sports, hiking, or boating, it is always a good idea to have a first aid kit handy. A first aid kit can be very helpful in any emergency. Our first aid kits can treat cuts, bruises, and anything from headaches to sunburn. AED Superstore has just about every kit imaginable! We have golf kits, pool kits, child kits, and many more. A first aid kit is one great item to add to your pool bag! …

LIFEPAK 1000 AEDs are Rolling In and Shipping Out!!!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!! They’re here!!! You want ’em, we got ’em!!! Physio-Control has resumed shipping their latest AED, the LIFEPAK 1000. The most rugged AED Physio-Control has ever made is in stock and ready to ship today! Each unit comes with two sets of adult electrodes, and your choice of Graphic or ECG Displays, optional 3-lead monitoring kit, or add a set of pediatric electrodes. We’d like to thank all of our loyal Physio-Control customers for their patience. The wait is finally over! Order online or call and speak to one of our specialists at 800-544-0048. Get yours today!

LIFEPAK CR+ AEDs have arrived! In stock and shipping today!

They’ve finally arrived! It’s been a long time coming. A while ago we announced Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK AEDs were due to ship soon. We’re happy to report our supplies of LIFEPAK CR+ AEDs have arrived and we’ve started shipping today! We’d like to thank all of our loyal Physio-Control customers for waiting. And Physio-Control will thank you, too with an unbelievable product warranty. Where else can you buy a product of ANY kind with an 8-year factory warranty? You get one at no extra charge with every new LIFEPAK CR+. We’ve got semi-automatic (the “traditional” style) or the much sought-after fully-automatic models to choose from. Order online …

Cardiac Science Software Upgrade for Powerheart AED G3 Plus Models Available Now

Cardiac Science has announced the release of a field corrective action addressing the AED resistor and AED relay issue that involves certain models manufactured between August 2003 and August 2009. The mandatory software upgrade for models 9390A and 9390E (Powerheart G3 Plus) is now available. Have your machine’s serial number ready, and you can download the file here. (edit: the resource is no longer available where we previously linked) The file is approximately 152 megabytes and will configure the already comprehensive self-test to check for the resistor issue. The upgrade is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Window 7 operating systems. Simply …

Physio-Control Announces Shipping to Resume on LIFEPAK AEDs

Physio-Control (a division of Medtronic, Inc) has announced they have resumed shipping their LIFEPAK line of AEDs. This means the LIFEPAK CR Plus and the LIFEPAK 1000 are now available for purchase. Call the AED Superstore at 800-544-0048 to speak with one of our knowledgable and friendly customer service representatives to place your order today!

Cash for Clunkers: Recycle Your Older AED

While the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program has ended, we’ve got a program of our own going on right here at the AED Superstore! Are you in possession of an older AED? Thinking about upgrading to a newer model? Wondering if there is an alternative to just trashing your old one? As it has been said, “there are always alternatives!” The AED Superstore has a trade-in program to help you upgrade your current AED to a brand new AED. We offer a generous trade-in allowance of $$$ off the price of a new AED purchased from the AED Superstore. Better yet, …

Companion Pet Resuscitation

Would you, without hesitation, perform CPR on a family member? A recent Associated Press-Petside.com poll detemined “that 58% of pet owners would be at least somewhat likely to perform CPR on their pet in the event of a medical emergency.” An interesting concept, don’t you think? CPR on animals is basically the same as it is on humans, it’s just the difference in size and anatomy that matters. You would still give rescue breaths and perform “chest” compressions. Many CPR instructors have included Companion Pet Resuscitation in their repertoire for pet-owners or others who care for animals. The poll also …

New CPR Saves Lives

It seems almost weekly we are hearing more and more reports for the recent “hands-only” CPR technique. There have been several articles where the responder has used this method with success. The latest AHA addendumto their 2005 CPR Guidelines recognizes the efficacy of CCR (Chest Compression Resuscitation), or “hands-only” CPR, when applied to a witnessed collapsed victim who is non-responsive and not breathing. Several agencies have been teaching this method exclusively, while others demonstrate it in conjunction with the traditional method of CPR training. The original recommendation was for a “witnessed” collapse, where the responder knows how much time has elapsed from collapse to initiation …

Update: Philips Onsite & FRx Upgrade Deadline

Important Note:  If you have a Philips Heartstart OnSite, Home, or FRx AED that is still running the older AHA Guidelines, time is running out to get your AED upgraded to the newer AHA 2005 Guidelines for CPR. Philips Healthcare will stop accepting upgrade orders for OnSite, Home, and FRx AEDs on 12/31/2009. Make sure to submit your upgrade order before this date! Philips will send an upgraded AED first and then you will send back your old AED.  This will allow you to keep the defibrillator in service at all times. Follow this link to download your upgrade forms (PDFor …

We couldn’t have put this any better ourselves

LETTER: Every school needs an AED!

Strangers more likely to perform CPR–friends and relatives are less likely

We found an interesting post over at The Straight Dope that really surprised us. They chewed on some research results involving resuscitation statistics that reveal strangers are more likely to perform CPR on you than someone you know would. Conventional wisdom held (without any basis other than it sounded “good”) that strangers were less likely to perform CPR on others. We thought the reasons included the unknown medical history of strangers, unknown airborne and bloodborne pathogens you could be exposed to–stuff like that. It goes along with the American Heart Association’s “hands-only” CPR program that addresses this. It turns out rescuers panic …

Study: daily aspirin regimen for healthy people may not be a good idea

A daily low-dose aspirin regimen is common for heart attack patients to prevent future occurrences. A report of a study released today suggests that healthy people may want to consider taking a pass. The study found that the risk of bleeding may outweigh the cardiac benefit.

AED Outlet Grand Opening!!!

The AED Superstore is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our newest endeavor, the AED Outlet! Looking for a great price on a previously-owned AED? How about a great deal on an “open-box return”? Well, look no further! We’ve got ’em and you can get in on the bargain rush at the AED Outlet! All our pre-owned AEDs undergo a complete, in-depth inspection, making sure there are no current corrective actions outstanding on the unit, and that it passes its operational self-test. We will also include an unprecedented 3-year warranty on each pre-owned AED sold. What is an AED Outlet “Open …