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How to Operate an AED without Shocking Self

The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving device that can help reverse sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  You may see these AEDs hanging on the wall at the airport, museums, and in a designated building where schools and a large number of people do business. An AED should be used when you find a person who is not responding and …

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

There are a lot of distractions in our cars when driving. We have cell phones, Navigation screens, car stereos and eating while behind the wheel all add up to distractions.  These distractions can lead to accidents and fatalities.   According to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA): On the same website of the NHTSA, there are some helpful suggestions on …

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Best Resolution is to have a Safe 2017

Diet fads, useless promises that you will workout more and a costly gym membership all tend to be re-done every year.  This you in 2017 should you look to have a safe 2017, for you, for your family, and your workplace. Here are a few ideas of best practices in having a safe new year. When a medical emergency happens, …

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Who actually needs to be trained in CPR?

Around here at The Beating Heart Center we believe that everyone needs to be trained in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There are some people that climb to the top of the list, simply because of what they do. When you are working a job that the lives of patients are in your hands, you definitely need to be …

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Newly FDA-Approved CPR Rescue Device

“We’ve seen a lot of things in the years, but never had people that didn’t have a heartbeat start talking to you,” said Oshkosh Wisconsin paramedic Rory Moxon in a video from Minneapolis’ Fox 6 news station.  Moxon was describing the scene in a local hospital parking lot as the rescue team resuscitated a recent sudden cardiac arrest victim.  The …