Monthly Archives: November 2018

  • It is the responsibility of school principals and staff to assess the threats and hazards that will most likely impact a school.

    To allow for, and to plan an effective response to locally identified threats and hazards, schools are required to carry out and document regular drills. [...]

  • We’re thankful for AEDs every day here at the defibshop. Although with it being Thanksgiving, we are particularly grateful for them today.

    A shock from an AED, along with effective CPR is the only definitive treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. [...]

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading health problem in the US, and it is estimated that 15 million American adults have some form of coronary heart disease. The nation’s epidemic of poor cardiovascular health has resulted in a generic view of heart issues, causing a fundamental lack of understanding about the individual problems that can impact the heart. [...]

  • AEDs save lives but in order for them to do this, they must be in a working condition. Owning an AED is great as it means you have taken an important step in becoming equipped to treat sudden cardiac arrests. Although, you must ensure to maintain your device and keep it stored safely to make sure your AED could be used at any time. [...]

  • All around the world, y’gotta spread the word, tell ‘em whatcha heard, you’re gonna make a better day, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) comes out on top as a leading cause of death, and this is no different in the United States. [...]

  • Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in the USA, with approximately 366,000 SCA mortalities happening each year. Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of SCA victims will die, and for each minute that passes where a victim doesn’t receive treatment, their chance of survival decreases by 10%. [...]