• AED State Laws

    All fifty states have enacted laws and/or regulations requiring that public gathering places have AEDs available. The intent of these laws and regulations are so sudden cardiac death or neurological damage will not be the end result in any

  • Manitoba's defibrillator legislation a first in Canada

    The Manitoba government hopes groundbreaking legislation requiring defibrillators be installed at high-traffic public spaces across the province will make the life-saving machines as common a sight as fire extinguishers in the future. Premi

  • Guidelines for CPR and Automated External Defibrillators

    Cardiac arrest, which often leads to a heart attack, is frighteningly common: every minute of every day there is another victim, according to the American Red Cross. Almost 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family m

  • CPR for kids

    CPR - child (1 to 8 years old) Email this page to a friend Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter Google+ CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a lifesaving procedure that is done when a childs breathing or heartbeat has

  • Child & Baby CPR

    Although you hope youll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a child or infant, its important to know the steps so that you can help in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency. And although you may have taken a class in c

  • Learn CPR

    CPR for children is similar to CPR for adults. The compression to ventilation ratio is 30:2. If you are alone with the child give 2 minutes of CPR before calling 911. 1) Use the heel of one or two hands for chest compression 2) Press the st

  • Ten Reasons Why You Need An AED

    1. AEDs Save Lives Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives. There isnt a national statistic yet on how many lives are saved each year, but Altra Medical has 60 people who are alive today because of the AEDs weve sold. In 2008, A

  • AEDs for Use in Schools and Athletic Programs

    Each year, we needlessly lose 7,000 young persons to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). However, most schools cannot afford to have an MD or EMT on school grounds during school hours and after-school activities, but they can afford to have easy-t

  • Why AED Training is Important

    Many people understand the need to learn how to perform CPR but have trouble understanding why we also teach how to use an AED in all of our classes. An electric shock delivered quickly by an AED can be life saving. AEDs are becoming increa

  • Why we should all know how to use a defibrillator to save lives

    Most public buildings and even large houses have a fire extinguisher, which is sensible, considering that around 350 people die in fires in the UK every year. Yet, 100,000 die from sudden cardiac arrest - and thousands of them could be save

  • About Automatic External Defibrillators

    Main Points Each year in the U.S., there are approximately 360,000 EMS-assessed cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting and on average, less than 10% of victims survive. Having more people who can respond to medical emergencies and tr

  • How to use an AED

    The AED protocol has seven basic steps: Check unresponsiveness. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number (if applicable) and retrieve the AED. Open the airway and check for breathing. If there is no breathing or breathing appears abnormal,


    CPR and AED training are two different steps in the process of saving the life of someone suffering from cardiac arrest. The acronym CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is the act of repeatedly compressing a persons chest in

  • 8 Steps To Save A Life Thanks To An AED

    1. Check the victims pulse and breathing If they are absent or irregular, get ready to use the AED 2. Check for puddles of water near the victim Move him or her to a dry area and stay away from wetness when delivering shocks 3. Turn on the

  • AED Glossary

    AED automatic external defibrillator AHA American Heart Association ALS advanced life support arrhythmia irregular rhythm of the heart muscle cardiac arrest cessation of the heart muscle CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation defibrillation high