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 …

The power of one weekend.

Reflections on the 15th Annual Heart to Heart conference. Written by Elyse Nicholson TAMPA, FL —- Walking the halls of the Hilton Westshore Hotel, it’s hard not to shed a tear as you meet the faces of children whose stories ended far too soon. You catch a glimpse of their story as you read each poster. Their lives vastly different, …

What is the cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

What is the cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

It happens every 90 seconds in America. It strikes those young and old, caring little for race, gender, status, or lifestyle. And it’s unpredictable. Roughly 1 in every 900 people will suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest this year alone. That’s 75 fans at a NFL football game with average attendance. And it’s why it ranks among the top killers of …

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 …