Where can I find an AED device?

You’re out on a stroll in the park when you see a jogger sudden stop and collapse to the ground. You check the victim for vitals and realize his heart has stopped beating. Time is of the essence to start CPR and retrieve an AED. Bystanders watch as you begin CPR, but they have no frame of reference for where …

How do you use an AED on someone?

You’re at home and you find a loved one or friend unresponsive. Do you know how to respond? Do you have the necessary equipment nearby to act? Would you feel capable? For many Americans, the answer to both of those questions is no. In fact, more than 70% of Americans admit that they don’t know or have forgotten how to …

What is an AED?

What is an AED?

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a vital device used in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest where a victim is unresponsive. The device analyzes the victim’s heart and, if it detects a problem. delivers a shock to restore or restart the heart’s normal rhythm. While most people are familiar with the concept from seeing large-scale AEDs on medical …

Providing first aid in winter emergencies

How to Provide First Aid in Winter Emergencies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The lights, time with family and friends, and holiday cheer! But for some parts of the country, the Christmas season also brings with it snowstorms, windchill, and frigid temperatures, creating the perfect atmosphere for a winter emergency. Are you prepared to provide wintertime first aid? Related: Do you know how to respond …

Can I be sued for providing emergency care?

In today’s society, it seems people sue one another for just about anything. When considering helping at the scene of an accident or performing life-saving measures in an emergency situation, bystanders often experience hesitancy. Could I be sued for providing first aid if something goes wrong? Will I be held liable if I perform CPR and the victim dies? These …