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Lincolnshire AEDs: Lives saved through the LIVES program

Community AEDs and LIVES first responders make a difference in Lincolnshire, UK Placing automated external defibrillators(AEDs) in the community and training LIVES volunteers is making a dramatic difference in Lincolnshire, U.K. Community members trained as LIVES volunteers can be first responders, increasing the chances that a cardiac arrest victim in Lincolnshire will receive a life-saving shock. […]

Why you need to strengthen your community’s chain-of-survival

United Press International (UPI) reports that according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, the chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has remained unchanged over the last 30 years. The analysis of 79 studies involving 142,740 patients, published inCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found 23.8 percent of the patients survived to hospital admission […]