Entries by CPR & AED News

The ABCs of AEDs

What you need to know to save lives We’ve seen it in movies and on TV dozens of times. Grandpa collapses in a shopping mall, mom faints at the airport, or young John from sales loses his balance at the gym and suddenly passes out. A friend or relative leaps into action and they start […]

What’s in Your First Aid Kit?

In case of a medical emergency, you’ll be glad you checked At one point or another, it’s happened to all of us. We hurt ourselves, go dig out the first aid kit, and quickly discover that what we need isn’t in there. Not only is this frustrating, but it could also end up being a […]

Just Who is this Heimlich Guy, Anyway?

Everything you need to know about the Heimlich Maneuver Thanks to movies and television, we’ve all probably wondered what we would do if we’re dining in a restaurant and someone started choking on their dinner. The Heimlich Maneuver has been dramatized over and over again, but would we actually feel comfortable doing it at the […]

Is Pet First Aid Really a Thing?

It is, and you can use it to save the life of your furry best friend For most of us, our pets aren’t just pets. If you call your dog or cat your “baby” or refer to yourself as his or her parent, you are certainly not alone. And because our pets are so important […]

Aspirin and Cardiovascular Health

Why aspirin remains a wonder drug for the heart Aspirin is in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 1950, this pain-relieving drug was the most frequently-sold painkiller, setting new records. While the substances inside the drug have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, aspirin, as it exists today, is a fairly […]

4 Workplace Wellness Trends to Watch for in 2018

Unhealthy lifestyle choices and chronic disease cost businesses billions in healthcare every year. Corporate wellness programs encourage individuals to make their health a priority. Employers play an important role in helping their workers get healthy with programs and incentives – both to create a healthier, happier workforce as well as to save on long-term medical […]

Women Receive CPR Less Often Than Men

A study reveals more women die from cardiac arrest – because bystanders may be afraid of performing CPR A recent study sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at almost 20,000 cases of cardiac arrest. The study found that only 39% of women experiencing cardiac arrest in […]

More Insight on “Hands-Only CPR”

Hands-only CPR can be performed by anyone and learned in as little as a minute – and alleviates some concerns about providing aid Most of us wouldn’t hesitate to help a person in distress. It’s human nature. We also would do it because we hope that a stranger would do the same for us. There […]

How New Tech May Be Used to Help Save Lives

Five developments that could prove to be invaluable Technology evolves at such a quick pace that often something seen as innovative one day is viewed as antiquated the next month. And while some tech seems to be superfluous (do we really need to upgrade our phones every year?), other new inventions can literally be lifesavers. […]