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Study recommends AEDs for bowling alleys, dance studios

A study presented last week at the Heart Rhythm Society 2011 Scientific Sessions in San Francisco makes the case for putting automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in bowling alleys, dance studios, and other non-traditional exercise venues. Having AEDs at bowling alleys, dance studios, and other non-traditional exercise venues could help protect victims of sudden cardiac arrest. (Photo: iStock) The study […]

How to get the most out of your AED purchase

Purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a major step toward protecting your organization, your customers, and the wider community. You can get the most out of your AED purchase by making sure the AED is easy to find in an emergency, letting people know that it’s available, showing staff how it works, and arranging for CPR […]

Cardiac Science wins first major public access defibrillation program in Europe

Expect Girona (700,000 population, 221 municipalities) to be a little safer thanks to Cardiac Science and Distributor MC Infotecnica. With its order of 650 automated external defibrillators (350 will be deployed in April), Girona introduces publicly accessible defibrillation to Spain in a major way. In fact, with this initiative, Spain becomes the first European country […]

AEDs in Portugal: New law encourages AED use

Following the passage of a law that regulates and encourages the use ofautomated external defibrillators (AEDs) outside hospital environments, organizations throughout Portugal are equipping their buildings with the life-saving devices. The law allows laypersons who have completed AED training to use AEDs to provide aid to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. (Cardiac Science works closely with […]

King’s College Cambridge commits to helping save lives

Editor’s Note: As shared with us via the East of England Ambulance Service. King’s College Cambridge staff are enhancing their ability to help save lives by installing a second defibrillator in its grounds. The East of England Ambulance Service is backing the work between the college and national charity Community HeartBeat Trust, and the defibrillator means staff have […]