Category Archives: AED Legislation

DXE Medical PMA Series – Part 3: Where You Buy is Important

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Are you curious why non-Pre-Market Approved devices are being so heavily discounted?

To view devices that are still compliant to the FDA’s ruling and the PMA, click here.

Q: Why are some distributors still selling these devices in the U.S.?
A: Great Question. The FDA has taken the position that AED devices that have NOT filed for the PMA approval should NOT be sold in the U.S. market.As a result, it is our opinion that anyone purchasing one of these devices is opening themselves up to liability. Continue reading DXE Medical PMA Series – Part 3: Where You Buy is Important

Fighting Sudden Cardiac Arrest for Washington’s Youth

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Two mothers in Washington State are spearheading efforts to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the need for AEDs throughout Washington school districts. Darla Varrenti, lost her 16-year-old son, Nick to Sudden Cardiac Arrest in 2004 after he played in a football game. Varrenti is the director of the Nick of Time Foundation that works to spread awareness for the #1 cause of death among young athletes. The foundation has educated hundreds of schools about the condition and provides youth heart screenings and training for students in CPR. Continue reading Fighting Sudden Cardiac Arrest for Washington’s Youth

Missouri Considers AED and CPR Training Legislation

The Missouri Senate, where House Bill 432 is awaiting a vote.
The Missouri Senate, where House Bill 432 is awaiting a vote.

The State of Missouri is poised to be the next state to enact legislation mandating students receive AED and CPR training prior to high school graduation. The state joins several others including Arizona, Nevada, and Texas with this sort of proactive legislation.

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Does Your Dentist Have an AED?

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Have a dentist appointment scheduled to get your smile ready for the new year? You might want to take a look around the office on your visit to see if there is an AED present. As surprising as it may seem, only 14 states require dentists to have an AED available in their office despite the fact that a variety of dental procedures require some form of sedatives or anesthetic.

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