Author Archives: Cardiac Science Admin

History of AEDs

At Cardiac Science, we’ve been at the forefront of developing defibrillators for many years, both manufacturing and selling AEDs and training devices to help save lives across the globe. However, while we often talk about new and innovative product developments, we rarely discuss the past.

How to get the most out of your AED purchase

Purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a major step towards protecting your organisation, your customers and the wider community against sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Beyond the point of purchase, there are many ways to get the most out of your AED and promote heart health in your workplace. Making sure people know that your […]

Top German Football Club Chooses Cardiac Science Defibrillators

Recently, we were delighted to hear that the top German football club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, has installed a Cardiac Science Powerheart® defibrillator at its BayArena football stadium. Brought in on the advice of team Doctor Karl-Heinrich Dittmar, the AED will be there to protect the club’s players, staff, and supporters from the devastating consequences of […]

AED Awareness Week – Improving AED Education & Training

In a rescue situation, preparation is power. Having the right medical equipment to hand and the appropriate training to use it could be lifesaving if someone in your vicinity experiences a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). That’s why we’re encouraging people to make heart-safety education a priority for AED Awareness Week 2019. This AED Awareness Week, […]

All UK secondary school children to learn life-saving skills

Under the latest government plans for health education, children in secondary schools will be taught basic life-saving skills and first aid from 2020. The new proposals will ensure that school leavers in England are able to administer potentially lifesaving CPR techniques, understand the purpose of defibrillators and treat common injuries.

How to store AEDs in cold weather

Did you know that cold weather can significantly affect the performance of your AED? From draining the battery to freezing the water-based gel found in the pads, the decisions you make about AED storage in winter can make a big difference to your defibrillator’s rescue-readiness. It’s therefore vital to consult AED storage guidelines, to ensure […]