Tag Archives: Defibrillator

In Latin America, “Proyecto Latir” urges AED preparedness

In Colombia, Cardiac Science distributor Incav Technologies has launchedProyecto Latir (“Project Heartbeat”), providing free CPR/AED training courses to help people respond to sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Cesar Rodriguez, scientific director for the Proyecto Latir, on one of the projects AED training videos on YouTube. “In its first year, Proyecto Latir has taught dozens of courses to […]

AED rescue at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana is prepared for emergencies. Its military police take healthcare provider training, and some, like Military Police Officer Spc. Stephen Strebinger go on to take combat lifesaver courses. The camp’s lifesaving equipment includes 12 Powerheartautomated external defibrillators (AEDs), deployed throughout the camp and in the MPs’ patrol vehicles. […]

Sudden cardiac arrest: New research and awareness in Australia

A new research study about to launch in Australia will test the effectiveness of intravenous cold saline treatment, administered by paramedics, to reduce brain injury in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. In the RINSE (Rapid Infusion of Cold Normal SalineE) study, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedics will administer cold saline solution during resuscitation. The […]

King’s College Cambridge commits to helping save lives

Editor’s Note: As shared with us via the East of England Ambulance Service. King’s College Cambridge staff are enhancing their ability to help save lives by installing a second defibrillator in its grounds. The East of England Ambulance Service is backing the work between the college and national charity Community HeartBeat Trust, and the defibrillator means staff have […]

Shopping centre AED used to save woman’s life

Three security guards in Middleton, England, used their shopping centre’sautomated external defibrillator (AED) to revive a 75-year-old woman who had collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest. According to the AED story in the Middleton Guardian, Leigh Garratt, John Hayes and Paul Robinson did all the right things. Garratt, who works for Reliance, the company that manages the Middleton Shopping […]