Tag Archives: public access AEDs

How one city has successfully fought sudden cardiac arrest

Henderson, Nevada, the state’s second-largest city, has developed a comprehensive program to respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents. The result? The city of more than 265,000 residents has one of the nation’s best survival rates (50 percent) for victims of SCA caused by ventricular fibrillation. This year Henderson was designated a HeartSafe Community through […]

Madison County SAVES: Public Access to Defibrillation program has placed 81 AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of August 16

Madison County SAVES: Public Access to Defibrillation program has placed 81 AEDs Golf outing benefits Madison County SAVES and the Madison County Sexual Assault Treatment Center. (Bottom row, l–r: Holly Renz, RN, Madison County SAVES Coordinator and Madison County Sexual Assault Treatment Center (MCSATC) Program Director, Lori Wilson, RN, CHA ED and MCSATC Pediatric Coordinator, […]

Drownings spur Australian community to get AED and AED training: Cardiac Science for the week of March 29

Drownings spur Australian community to get AED and AED training CPR and AED training in Ballina, New South Wales (Photo: Ballina Shire Advocate online) It takes an ambulance as much as 25 minutes to reach communities on the south side of the Richmond River in Ballina, New South Wales — far too long to be […]

Japan AED study results in New England Journal

A three-year study of witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Japan found that increased availability of public-access automated external defibrillators(AEDs) leads to earlier administration of life-saving shock and to an increase in the survival rate for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with ventricular fibrillation (VF). Japan AED study video (click to view) The study, described in […]