My AED Just Arrived, Now What?

Congratulations, your brand new AED has just arrived! You go, AED owner! Whether you’ve purchased a Philips HeartStart OnSite AED for home use or you’re implementing a company-wide AED program, you’re probably wondering what’s next.  So let’s make sure that you’re following AED best practices to ensure that you’re getting the maximum benefit from your AEDs.  Step 1: Find the...

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...

Treating SCA: Why is Response Time So Critical

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Requires Immediate Action for Survival Before we tie the final red ribbon around our Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month package next week, we thought we’d take a moment to review why response time is so critical to SCA survival rates. More than 356,000 adults die each year after suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and with each minute that goes by,...