Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

The Race Against Time: Rapid AED Delivery by Drones and the Impact on Survival Rate

In recent years, technological advancements have paved the way for innovative solutions to improve emergency medical response times. One such breakthrough is the use of drones for the swift delivery of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to cardiac arrest...

Employee Safety is Your Problem

“She’s been telling me for a while I need to get an AED, there’s a guy on my team at work with heart problems. The way I see it, he should have been taking care of himself. If something happens, call 911, it’s not my problem.”  After I took a moment to pick my jaw up...

Prioritizing True Safety: The Urgent Need for AED Programs in our Universities

One of my favorite social psychologists is Johnathan Haidt. In his influential book, "The Coddling of the American Mind," he delves deep into the prevailing culture of overprotection that has seeped into American youth. Haidt identifies several "untruths" that have...
Employee Safety is Your Problem

Employee Safety is Your Problem

“She’s been telling me for a while I need to get an AED, there’s a guy on my team at work with heart problems. The way I see it, he should have been taking care of himself. If something happens, call 911, it’s not my problem.”  After I took a moment to pick my jaw up...

You Can’t Make Them More Dead

You Can’t Make Them More Dead

When it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), time is critical. SCA is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, leading to an immediate loss of blood flow to the body's vital organs. Survival requires immediate intervention, and...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October is an exciting month. It is the first full month of fall, the weather is changing, and we are getting in the Halloween spirit. But it’s also dedicated to something far more critical. October holds the valuable title of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness...

Having an AED is Not Enough

Having an AED is Not Enough

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices that are crucial in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Because these devices are so important, AEDs must be properly maintained and monitored, and the team must be empowered to use them. 

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