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Do Your Kids Go Swimming?

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Summer is a season filled with sunshine, barbecues, and recreational swimming! Whether in a pool at home, at a friend’s, at the lake or the ocean, many kids and adults choose swimming as a top recreational activity each summer.

Water safety is top priority for many parents for good reason. According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of death in children ages 1-4. Though prevention is key, knowing how to perform CPR could save your child, like in this recent story of a mother saving her 7-year-old son with CPR after nearly drowning.

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AEDs and Defibrillation

Quick use of an AED and CPR can increase chances of survival by 60%.

Quick use of an AED and CPR can increase chances of survival from cardiac arrest by 60%.

Defibrillation is the only therapy for dangerous heart arrhythmias which cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). While EMS professionals carry complex manual defibrillators, AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are compact, easy to operate medical devices designed for use by untrained individuals as well as professionals. Without training and AED education however, many Americans are reluctant to step-in and use this life-saving device for various reasons. The most important fact we would like to point out is that an AED will NOT shock a person who does not need defibrillation. Learn some common myths about AEDs here

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CPR — A Real Life Saver!

CPR - A Real Life Saver!

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the 2nd link in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. By performing chest compressions and providing rescue breaths, CPR helps to preserve brain function when a person is unconscious and not breathing.

CPR could be necessary in situations such as:
– Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
– Drowning
– Unconscious Choking
– Drug Overdose
– Heart-related medical conditions

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DXE Medical Now Offers FREE LOANERS

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Have you ever wondered what you were going to do when you send in your AED or defibrillator for service/repair?

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DXE Medical Offers Life-Saving CPR/AED Training in Middle Tennessee

(L-R) Maddie Reaves, Ashley Fidler, Blaire Czarniecki and Jerilyn Henegar are all certified by the American Red Cross as Licensed Training Providers for life-saving skills in CPR/AED.

(L-R) Maddie Reaves, Ashley Fidler, Blaire Czarniecki and Jerilyn Henegar are all certified by the American Red Cross as Licensed Training Providers for life-saving skills in CPR/AED.

DXE Medical and AED.com are pleased to announce that four of our employees are now Licensed Training Providers through the American Red Cross. Maddie Reaves, Ashley Fidler, Blaire Czarniecki and Jerilyn Henegar (pictured above) are certified to teach Red Cross courses in CPR and AED – Adult and Pediatric. Within the course, participants learn to confidently and appropriately respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies.

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DXE Medical PMA Series – Part 4: Consequences of Non-PMA Devices

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FDA’s new stringent evaluation standards are set to improve dependability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

What are the penalties of using non-Pre-Market Approved devices?

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I have an AED; do I need program management?

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This is an integral question to ask and be clear on.

Providing an AED is the first step in preparing for cardiac arrest.  The maintenance of an AED is the second step

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