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AED Team, a leading national distributor of AEDs and safety equipment is excited to announce that it has installed a CE-TEK All Weather AED enclosure at Greenfield Park in Botetourt County, Virginia.  This project was completed on behalf of the Compress & Shock Foundation. Two days before Christmas 2020, Twila Rankin suffered a cardiac arrest. Her husband called 911 and performed CPR until first responders arrived with their AED. The couple hopes the devices never need to be used, but if they are, they’ll be within easy reach according to the WSLS article. The CE-TEK All Weather AED Enclosure protects AEDs from...

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are valuable devices that can provide a patient with the best chance of survival. The time from Collapse-To-Defibrillation is one of the key determinants between life and death for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients. Throughout your daily activities, you may notice AEDs placed in various public settings. These devices are placed in populated areas such as Shopping Malls, Movie Theatres, Schools, Supermarkets, and Local Parks. The intention is to place these AEDs in high volume locations with the goal of delivering a shock to a patient as soon as possible in a Cardiac Arrest emergency....

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Ingress Protection or (IP) Ratings represent levels or amounts of protection that a device or object has against the intrusion of solid objects and liquids.  An international standards organization, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) sets the standards for the ratings.1  A multitude of equipment types which are altogether known as electrotechnology are rated by these standards.  Think about the term “Water Resistant” that may appear on your wristwatch, it’s an IP Rating. The ratings usually have two numbers: The first number represents the level of protection from solid materials and the second number represents the level of protection from liquids.2  The higher...

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, November 7, 2021 — The City of North  Charleston, AED Team, North Charleston Fire Department, and the Lowcountry  Resuscitation Alliance joined forces to install a public Automated External Defibrillator  (AED) with weatherproof box at Riverfront Park. AEDs are medical devices designed to  provide an electrical shock to a person who is in cardiac arrest. According to American  Heart Association statistics, if an AED is used within the first few minutes of a cardiac  event, the victim may be up to three times as likely to survive.   “The installation of this AED in Riverfront Park is another...

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The AHA is campaigning for all workplaces to implement a First Aid, CPR, and AED training program, along with public access to AEDs. According to the AHA, 50% of American employees are unable to locate the AED in their own work space. With 10,000 cardiac arrests in workplaces each year, it is worth changing that 50 to 100%.  What are the common elements of an AED program? There are 9 steps recommended by the AHA for implementing an AED program. They are as follows: Get medical oversight, the FDA may require a physician’s prescription to purchase an AED. The physician...

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