How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator

How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator If you have taken a corporate onsite CPR training course, chances are that you have learned how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED. However, before you use an AED on someone that you suspect is experiencing a cardiac arrest episode, you should take a moment to […]

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When to Use CPR

When to Use CPR There are many different situations when CPR can potentially save a person’s life or minimize brain damage and other health problems. Though use of CPR is not always enough to guarantee a person’s survival, when used correctly, it can dramatically increase their chances. CPR training in NJ can help you learn […]

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What Is an AED?

What Is an AED? Every year, there are more and more AEDs in public areas, shopping malls, and office buildings throughout New Jersey. In addition, corporate onsite CPR training is becoming more widespread as businesses are doing everything they can to increase safety in the workplace. These devices are helping save people’s lives when they […]

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How Effective Is CPR?

How Effective Is CPR? Though CPR, which stands for cardio pulmonary resuscitation, has been around for a long time, many people don’t know exactly how it works, the science behind it, or how effective it is. This is too bad, because if the public better understood how important CPR is, more people would enroll in […]

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How Does an AED Work?

How Does an AED Work? You’ve probably seen defibrillators used on dozens of medical TV shows and in movies. A doctor or medical professional will yell, “Clear!” and a powerful jolt of electricity brings the person magically back to life. Have you ever actually wondered how the defibrillator works and why a jolt of electricity […]

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What the AHA wants you to know about Cardiac Arrest

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the leading provider in training and research into preventing and treating heart disease. Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in America, yet is treatable and reversable when caught immediately and when the proper treatment is executed. (1) First things first, can you tell the difference between cardiac […]

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CPR AED’s: How to Save a Life

“Clear!” You’ve watched enough medical dramas in your life to understand that the use of that word in an emergency setting almost always heralds the use of electricity-generating, life-saving equipment. When you hear a character utter that single word, on the big or small screen, you know – before the action even unfolds – that […]

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Taking a Look Back at The History of The Defibrillator

The defibrillator is a life-saving device that administers an electric shock to the heart of a cardiac arrest victim in an effort to restore its natural rhythm. The Red Cross estimates that 350,000 Americans will suffer cardiac arrest this year. Each minute defibrillation is delayed lowers the victim’s chance of survival by 10%. While most […]

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