Get The AED From My Car!

Denise Henning with her son and the AED she carries in her car that saved a man's life last Friday

Denise Henning, with her son and the AED she carries in her car that saved a man’s life last Friday

This past weekend, a baseball umpire in Liberty, MO was saved with an AED – a personal AED unit from Denise Henning’s car. During an afternoon of baseball games this past weekend, Denise was nearby when one of the umpire’s suddenly collapsed at the concession stand.

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CPR Training in High Schools – New York May Be Next

High School CPR Map

 

Over 20 states in the U.S. currently teach CPR in schools to high school students. If the NY State Education Department recommends CPR training in schools to the Board of Regents this week, New York may become the next state to teach students one of the most valuable life-saving skills—CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation).

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Pet CPR

Pet CPR

Do you know how to perform CPR on your pet if they suffer a breathing or cardiac emergency? Since there is not an ambulance to pick up your dog or cat, YOU will always be their first responder. Knowing how to perform CPR could save their life or give you time to reach the Vet. As you may know, AED.com is a dog-friendly company and several of us bring our furry companions to the office so we want to always be prepared to save the life of our co-workers, human or four-legged.

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National Walking Day – Wednesday April 1st

National Walking Day

Around 80% of adults do not get enough regular physical activity to maintain good health, which leads to increased risk of heart disease, chronic fatigue and poorer quality of life.

On National Walking Day, Americans are encouraged to lace up their sneakers and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest activities you can do to improve your quality of life.

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“Stayin’ Alive” Keeps the Beat for CPR on Grey’s Anatomy

Greys Anatomy

SPOILER ALERT: In a recent tense episode of Grey’s Anatomy, an earthquake shakes Seattle and the hospital receives a call from an 11-year-old girl named Ruby whose mom is hurt—and who can’t get ahold of 911 because the line is busy from the quake. Because she’s on a cell phone in a remote cabin outside the city, they’re having trouble tracking where she is, which leaves Amelia, Owen, and Webber to instruct the young girl how to perform CPR through the phone.

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AED Save: Hockey Club Player Suffers SCA on the Ice

Bill Hoppenrath (left) and his friend and fellow private hockey club player Paul Mendoza (right) at Mercy Hospital where Hoppenrath was taken after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing hockey at the Coon Rapids Ice Center March 8 and being revived through CPR and an AED donated to the ice center by Mendoza.

Bill Hoppenrath (left) and his friend and fellow private hockey club player Paul Mendoza (right) at Mercy Hospital where Hoppenrath was taken after suffering sudden cardiac arrest while playing hockey at the Coon Rapids Ice Center March 8 and being revived through CPR and an AED donated to the ice center by Mendoza.

Earlier this month, 45-year-old Bill Hoppenrath collapsed at Coon Rapids Ice Center in Minnesota, where he is a member of a private hockey club.  At the final minutes of a game, Hoppenrath suddenly experienced shortness of breath, feeling dizzy, and as he turned to pass the puck, fell to the ice. Fortunately, several of the members of the hockey club were off-duty or retired police officers, firefighters and paramedics trained in CPR and AEDs.

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Cardiac Arrest At The Races

AED at the races

On March 15, a 61-year-old runner participating in L.A.’s Marathon, went into cardiac arrest around the 22 Mile Marker. Luckily, the runner was able to receive immediate medical attention and survived, but sometimes runners may not be so fortunate.

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