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How should you clean your CPR Manikins for Coronavirus?

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Disinfection of manikins and AED trainers are important at any time but especially as we are going through the Coronavirus.    Prestan has issued the instructions below for disinfecting their manikins and accessories.

Also visit CDC Covid-19 Clean and Disinfect Recommendations


FEMA Needs to step up IRMA payouts to Keys Energy

Keys Energy did a super job of restoring power to Key West in a month from the devastation above. Check out Keys Energy's video. But they had to borrow the money to get electricity back on line. They already filed $23 MM claims to FEMA and still have not gotten any money yet. FEMA released a portion [...]

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What does the install before date mean on a Philips battery?

Philips HS1 series and FRx non-rechargeable lithium batteries (M5070A) are warranted for four (4) years, from the date of installation, (typical) four-year installed life, provided the battery is installed by the five-year shelf-life date stated on the battery.For example, the M5070A battery shown below has an Install before date of 2020-10, considered a shelf-life date, meaning as long as the battery [...]

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Should I Lease or Buy an AED?

We get questions about whether someone should lease or buy an AED.  The answer is it "depends".  There are two types of leases.  One is a straight year to year lease and the other is a lease to own / purchase agreement.   Leasing is good in several cases:1)  If your organization doesn't have a [...]

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What should I do after I use our AED?

We got a call from a major sports team this week, after using an AED to save someones' life.  What should we do to reset it, the AED is beeping?

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The Importance of AED Placement and Signage

If someone went into cardiac arrest, would a bystander know where your AED was in the building?If you’ve made the step toward becoming more prepared for an emergency situation involving Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) then you’ve probably purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for your organization. However, have you thought about placement and signage for your AED?The location of [...]

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Ten Reasons Why You Need an AED

1. AEDs save lives Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives.  There isn’t a national statistic yet on how many lives are saved each year, but Altra Medical has 63 people who are alive today with AEDs we’ve sold.  In 2008 American Airlines celebrated 76 people being saved in the first 10 years they first put AEDs [...]

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Five Most Common Excuses for Not Getting An AED

Thinking about purchasing AED and still haven’t done so? Take a look at some of the common reasons why people delay adding an AED to their safety program. We’ve debunked some of the most frequently heard myths read more.

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Ten Tips for Implementing an AED Program

1. Train people to use it  While an AED will talk you through what to do and is easy enough for a sixth grader to do correctly, human nature is such that people won’t do CPR or use an AED because they are afraid they will accidentally hurt someone. Fortunately, AEDs are designed to shock a person only if they are [...]

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How Do You Select an AED?

There are at least seven manufacturers of AEDs and over 20 different models of AEDs. How do you chose the right defibrillator? A good start is to ask yourself the questions on our page "How to Select an AED." Often we hear, "We just want a basic model that is the cheapest price." Do you really want to [...]

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