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An update on state AED legislation, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our roundup about legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) currently before state legislatures. You can read Part 1 here. Illinois AED legislation: HB 4661 (the Mass Transit Defibrillator bill), introduced by Representative Jack Franks in October, 2009, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. It would require that the Chicago Transportation Authority, the […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 1

Editor’s Note: More than 67 pieces of legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are currently before state legislatures. This is the first installment of our roundup of these bills and resolutions: Alabama AED legislation: HB 355, introduced by Representative Merika Coleman in January, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. Alabama AED Specialist Patrick Davis. California AED legislation: SB 127, […]

Legislators’ AED saves life at government hearing

The Suffolk County (Long Island) Legislature voted in 2007 to install anautomated external defibrillator (AED) in the legislative office building, and last week they saw the device in action. County employees used the AED to restore the heartbeat of a man who collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest just as he was about to testify at a […]

Sign up now: Aug. 18 webinar on putting AEDs in the workplace

Sudden cardiac arrest is the cause of 13 percent of deaths in the workplace. If your organization is developing an AED program or re-evaluating its current deployment of automated external defibrillators, you’ll want to join this Aug. 18 Free AED webinar hosted by Occupational Health & Safety and sponsored by Cardiac Science. “Cardiac Safety: AED deployment, maintenance, […]

Danish principal: “There Ought to Be a Defibrillator in Every School”

“There ought to be a defibrillator in every school,” says Jan Thrane, principal of Denmark’s North Zealand Primary and Upper Secondary School (NGG). It is not yet common practice within Danish primary and upper secondary schools to have defibrillators at their disposal, but the principal of NGG would like to change this. Denmark’s Red flere liv (Save […]