Have you ever wondered what you were going to do when you send in your AED or defibrillator for service/repair?
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.
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?
Customer Service Lead, Maddie Reaves, answers the Top 5 Questions often asked by many of our customers.
Q1: What is the difference between automatic and semi-automatic AEDs?
A1: When a patient goes down, and the AED is hooked up to them via the electrodes, it is going to analyze their heart rhythm. If an automatic AED determines that the heart is in a shockable rhythm (such as ventricular fibrillation), it will automatically administer the shock to restore a normal rhythm. In the same situation, if the AED is a semi-automatic, it will prompt the rescuer to press the shock button in order to restore normal rhythm.
While many organizations require AED/CPR Training annually or every other year, it is not until you are forced to recall your knowledge and put your skills to the test that you realize how vital this training really is.
On a recent Sunday morning, our General Manager, Matt Spencer, experienced this firsthand when an older gentleman at church passed out during bible study class.
AED.com has a goal to help as many people as possible understand the importance and severity of AEDs, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) & AED Awareness. Save Stories do an impeccable job at this and we are so thankful to anybody who is willing to share their story.
Last month in our newsletter we asked readers to submit their own AED Save Stories so that we could help share these and our first one is from Mr. Butch Gibbs. He and his wife Susie have been personally affected by SCA and have taken a very respectable stance in making sure that others understand more about SCA, AEDs, and the Chain of Survival.