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. Continue reading DXE Medical Offers Life-Saving CPR/AED Training in Middle Tennessee→
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.
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. Continue reading AED Save Stories: The 22 Shock Survival→
More often, you may hear about why you should have an AED, facts and figures about them, and so on. It is less often that you hear misconceptions the public has about AEDs. Some people think they are dangerous, or that you must be medically-trained to use them. I have even heard the statement, “An AED can cause more harm than good” more than once; this is completely false. Continue reading True or False: “AEDs can cause more harm than good”→
We have talked a lot recently about the need for more public access AEDs, but AED installation is just half of the equation for increased survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest patients. Training and awareness for the general public are two other key factors for improved outcomes.
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee approved state legislation requiring all high school students in the state to be trained in both CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. State Representative Joseph McNamara served as the bill’s primary sponsor in the House championing these new regulations for their life saving potential. Continue reading CPR and AED Training Legislation for Schools on the Rise→
Great news from Capitol Hill! Congresswoman Lois Capps of California’s 24th District announced earlier this week the introduction of Teaching Children to Save Lives Act (H.R. 2308). If passed, the bill would provide support for AED and CPR training programs for students in schools and other educational organizations. The bill would also provide support for teachers and administrators to become certified AED and CPR instructors as well funds for AEDs in schools. Capps, who served as a school nurse and public health advocate for 20 years, is extremely passionate about the success of this bill.
She states, “every second counts when someone is suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, yet few people know what to do in an emergency. That is why it’s so important to teach students the life-saving skills of how to perform CPR and use an AED – skills they could use to one day save the life of a classmate, family member, or even a complete stranger. By training a generation of students in emergency response, we can dramatically reduce the rate of death from sudden cardiac arrest in our country.“
This bill is obviously a step in the right direction towards equipping all American schools with AEDs to keep children and teachers safe. Sudden cardiac arrest can and does occur in young children, and a properly equipped AED can be the difference between life and death. You can let Representative Capps how much you appreciate her advocacy for AEDs and training in schools on her Facebook page.