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Don’t Press Your Luck by Waiting – Be A Lifesaver!

Give CPR and Use an AED
You witness a co-worker suddenly collapse and they are unresponsive.
What is your course of action?
Most people believe that the best thing you can do is call 911 and wait for medical professionals to arrive. Unfortunately, victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have a less than 10% chance of survival on average in the United States.

The first step in any emergency situation is always to call 911, but to give your co-worker, friend, or loved one the best chance of survival—you should immediately begin CPR and use an AED.

As each minute passes, the SCA victim is 10% less likely to survive without CPR or defibrillation with an AED. Average EMS response time in many metro areas is 7-12 minutes, with rural areas taking much longer. Simply put, waiting for EMS to arrive can be detrimental to the victim.

The heart’s dangerous rhythm during cardiac arrest can only be reversed with defibrillation. Using an AED, a lifesaving tool designed for ANYONE to operate, provides defibrillation therapy. AEDs will analyze the patient and ONLY provide a shock if the person needs one. You CANNOT accidentally shock a person using an AED.

 

Already have AEDs available in your organization or workplace?

Remember, don’t press your luck by ignoring the AED. Implement an AED Management Program so your team is always rescue ready!

• Assign someone to be in charge of maintaining your AED(s)

• Train designated responders at your facility who can confidently respond with highly-effective CPR and quick use of the AED

• Place AEDs in accessible locations with the ability to retrieve an AED and return to patient within 90 seconds

• Make sure the battery and electrode pads are checked regularly (Battery failure is the #1 cause of AEDs not working properly during a rescue)

• Replace expired pads or dead batteries promptly


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DXE Medical is on a Mission… to Save More Lives

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I would like to take a few moments to discuss the tremendous mission the team at DXE Medical has joined with our partners and Customers over the past 18 years. If anyone were to ask “Why does it matter?” our team is ready to say,

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Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends On Where You Are

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Earlier this year, Diane Robinson, a minister on staff at St. James United Church reflected on how valuable the AED at her church was last Christmas Eve when it saved her own life during cardiac arrest. Robinson said the AED had been installed two months prior to the device being deployed for the first time, on her. A church coworker, Rev. Laura Sundberg, was able to apply the AED and perform CPR with a 911 operator’s assistance. Nearly 8.5 minutes later, the paramedics arrived to take over with advanced care.

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Immediately performing CPR is crucial. This is why.

Why CPR is Crucial Blog

You watch CPR being performed on TV shows, we hear about a police officer saving an individual with CPR on the news and now many U.S. states are requiring CPR to be taught to high school students.

While many people say they have been trained in CPR at some point in their life, most do not understand what CPR is actually doing and just how important performing high-quality chest compressions and providing rescue breaths really is.

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AED.com Gives Away Four New AEDs!

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We did it again! AED.com and DXE Medical partnered with ZOLL Medical to giveaway FOUR more AEDs during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month, October. Here is a little about each of our winners:

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September is National Preparedness Month

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This month focuses on developing a plan and preparing for all types of emergencies or disasters

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Your Child’s Safety Could Depend on This…

safety chalkboardAs many parents take their children back to school this time of year, please do not forget to assess the safety of your children’s schools. In an establishment where they are going to spend 30+ hours of their week, schools should be leading the way for safety.

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