Why Are AEDs Important During SCA?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Can Happen Anywhere to Anyone Airports, schools, and workplaces — SCA has struck at all of them. Think it can’t happen to you? Check out our story on athlete and SCA survivor Rob Seymour. Rob, an avid runner, was just 26 when he collapsed soon after finishing the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia in 2015. Moments after Rob’s collapse, a nearby team of...

10 Reasons Why AED Drills Are Important in Schools

Discover why AED drills are important and learn how to run an effective drill. AEDs can save lives, but only if educators and administrators are prepared to take action. Tornado, fire, lockdown, and even active shooter drills are the norm for most schools across the country, but when is the last time you scheduled a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)/AED drill? In this post, we’ll discuss the reasons...

The Importance of AEDs in Schools

10 Facts About Automated External Defibrillators in Schools With students across the country settling in for another year of learning, now is the perfect time to discuss the importance of AEDs in schools. Last week we covered the differences in adult, child, and infant CPR as well as the pediatric chain of survival and this week we’ll cover some interesting facts and statistics about AEDs in...